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Successful Receiving Inspection of 18 Mirror Blanks in India
February 6th, 2020 Engineering & Technology

One of TMT’s most important components – its huge primary mirror that spans over 30 meters – continues to be manufactured around the world.

TMT Tertiary Mirror Passes Preliminary Design Review
January 22nd, 2020 Engineering & Technology

Pasadena, CA, January 13, 2020 – The design of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s Tertiary Mirror (M3) recently passed the first part of its Preliminary Design Review, which took place over two days in November 2019.

Primary Mirror Segment Production has started at Coherent
January 21st, 2020 Engineering & Technology

Pasadena, CA, January 17, 2020 - Coherent Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of lasers and laser-based technology, is now ready to polish all of the TMT primary mirrors segments to be manufactured in the United States.

TMT Primary Mirror Segment Support Assembly Integration
November 1st, 2019 Engineering & Technology

Work is underway at TMT Project Lab. near Pasadena.

TMT Board of Governor Member Dr. Saku Tsuneta Visits TMT Technical Lab
October 28th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

Dr. Saku Tsuneta, Director General of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), recently met with TMT experts at the technical laboratory in Monrovia, California. Dr. Tsuneta also serves as a member of the TMT Board of Governors, which is accountable for both financial decision-making and strategic planning for the TMT International Observatory.

TMT Quality Assurance Helps in the Production of High-Quality M1 Parts
September 16th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

New developments within the TMT Quality Assurance program include the acquisition of an advanced metrology system to measure to very high precision the telescope primary mirror assemblies.

News about TMT in Hawaii
August 22nd, 2019 Science & Astronomy

Letter to the editor that Ed Stone, TMT Executive Director; Christophe Dumas, Observatory Scientist; and Gordon Squires, Vice President External Relations wrote recently in the Honolulu Star Advertiser Newspaper - Understanding the Past, Navigating the Present, Embracing the Future -

Coffee Chat on Mirror Segment Fabrication
July 9th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

TMT staff Glen Cole and Christophe Dumas have a coffee-break conversation about Glen’s last trip to Japan and update on TMT mirrors fabrication and verification.

Segment Support Assembly (SSA) Pre-Construction Meeting at Larsen & Toubro in India
June 24th, 2019 Engineering & Technology

Pasadena, CA (June 06, 2019) – A Segment Support Assembly (SSA) “pre-build” meeting at the Coimbatore facility of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) was successfully completed on May 22, 2019. The meeting was aimed at assessing the readiness of the L&T team to start manufacturing their first SSAs. Participants included India TMT Coordination Centre (ITCC) and the TMT Project Office team.

Notice to Proceed Issued for TMT on Maunakea
June 20th, 2019

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has issued a notice to proceed (NTP) to the University of Hawaii for the Thirty Meter Telescope on Maunakea. The NTP is a formal communication indicating that all pre-construction conditions and mitigation measures specifically required as a condition of the Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) have been met. With the NTP, TMT can proceed with construction.

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