//GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: TMT’S ROTATING ENCLOSURE

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: TMT’S ROTATING ENCLOSURE

As I write this, the final design for TMT’s enclosure—a huge, moveable dome that will house the telescope—is nearing completion. A substantial portion of the final design has already been done, allowing for work to begin on the production readiness phase. The last of the design reviews, for the enclosure’s electrical and controls aspects, is planned for the coming months, with the hope that a contract for the fabrication phase and making all the parts can be signed in the new year.

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