MAJOR MILESTONE FOR TMT MULTI SEGMENT INTEGRATION AND TEST FACILITY

An integral piece of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s Multi Segment Integration and Test facility (MSIT) has just been delivered to California. After leaving the port of Osaka, Japan on March 25, 2017, the Primary Mirror Cell prototype (MCP) arrived at the end of April 2017 and is now undergoing minor modifications prior to its final delivery to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) laboratory in Monrovia. The TMT Primary Mirror System is comprised of 492 active mirror segments; the MSIT will enable integrated testing of up to seven primary mirror segments.

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