PASADENA (July 26-27, 2018) – The Thirty Meter Telescope Optics Group recently achieved a critical milestone by passing its Primary Mirror Optics System (M1S) final design review. The review board, comprised of international reviewers and observers from various institutions including ESO, ITCC, JPL, JWST/Ball Aerospace, KECK, NAOJ, NIAOT, and the TMTPO*, met at TMT headquarters in Pasadena.
The expert review committee recognized the technical maturity of the M1S design since the preliminary design review. The panel noted the extensive and clearly documented progress made by the M1S team; the M1 system having significantly matured in all aspects of design, prototyping and systems engineering. The program will now enter the construction phase. The fabrication of M1S is an international effort with TIO members from the USA, India, Japan, and China making significant contributions to the M1S.Read the full article here