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TMT laboratory test integration area for mirror segment and support assembly.

August 15th, 2018

Credit: TMT International Observatory / Fred Kamphues

Glen Cole, TMT lead optical fabrication engineer, explains the technical steps involved in the integration of the glass segment with the new segment support design, prior to carrying out the optical test validation. The assembly tool is seen in the background. TIO Board members are looking over the safety perimeter of the spherical segment, which is guarded under a piece of protective black foam.