From left: Large granite slab is mined, Granite slab is coarse cut, Transportation of granite to Nanjing, Granite Slab has been ground down to a 5m rotational table, Rear Surface of Granite Table Polished, Large Rotational Gear under Fabrication, Rotational Table Base Structure & Centre Connection, Base being lowered into pit, Base in position.
First parts for the USA Segment Support Assemblies, and some of the TMT Project Office team members involved in this program (left to right): Robert Anderson (Lead Quality Assurance Engineer and Work Package Manager), Bryan Smith (Quality Assurance and Testing Engineer), Fred Kamphues (Senior Opto-mechanical Engineer), Pratheep Eamranond (Lead Contracts Specialist), Christina Wong (Associate Contracts Specialist) and Alan Tubb (Associate Opto-mechanical Engineer).
TMT Quality Assurance and Safety engineers Bryan Smith and Robert Anderson, accompanied by IIA Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Vineeth Valsan and IIA Optics Engineer Manoj visiting the construction of the new optics facility dedicated to TMT primary mirror segment production.
The mirror blank was stored in a 20 feet container by NYK line, one of Japan’s biggest shipping companies, and transported by sea from Tokyo to Chennai via Singapore. The mirror blank arrived at the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST) on December 1, 2017.
SolidWorks screen grabs highlighting various angles of the IRIS science cryostat. The cryostat is 1.9 meters in diameter and 2.9 meters tall.
Cross sectional view of IRIS revealing the NAOJ designed Imager (shown in brown) and the UC/Caltech/NIAOT two-channel Integral Field Spectrograph (shown in green in the lower portion of the figure).