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TMT Adaptive Secondary Mirror Passes Conceptual Design

October 18th, 2018

Pasadena, CA - Sept. 25, 2018 – The TMT Project Office recently held a conceptual design review to evaluate the design study for the TMT’s Adaptive Secondary Mirror (AM2) system.


TMT Executive Software Successfully Passes First Phase of Preliminary Design Review

October 11th, 2018

Pasadena, 5 October, 2018 - The TMT Observatory Executive Software (ESW) has passed a key milestone and is now ready to enter final design phase. An ESW Preliminary Design Review phase1 (PDR1)...


The TMT Primary Mirror System Successfully Passes Final Design Review

September 10th, 2018

PASADENA (July 26-27, 2018)– The Thirty Meter Telescope Optics Group recently achieved a critical milestone by passing its Primary Mirror Optics System (M1S) final design review. The review board,...


Thirty Meter Telescope’s Cryogenic Cooling System Passes Conceptual Design Review

August 29th, 2018

PASADENA July 11, 2018 – The conceptual design of TMT’s Cryogenic Cooling System (CRYO) has passed its conceptual design review. Engineers from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry...


TMT Telescope Control System (TCS) Making Progress Toward Preliminary Design Review

June 19th, 2018

Work is moving forward on TMT’s Telescope Control System (TCS), which is responsible for the coordination and control of the various telescope subsystems, responding to commands received from the...


TMT Engineering Talks Series: Wednesday 6th June, 9.00am (PDT) - Roberto Biasi

May 31st, 2018

Announcing the Next TMT Engineering Talk Dr. Roberto Biasi, Microgate for the AdOptica Consortium A Conceptual Design for an Adaptive Secondary Mirror (AM2) for TMT Wednesday 6th June, 9.00am...