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Timeline

JUN
6
2019
Enclosure Pre-ship review

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Enclosure is completed and ready to be shipped from Canada.

JUN
25
2020
Fixed enclosure base structure complete

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Enclosure base is complete and ready to accept the upper part of the dome.

JUN
26
2020
Enclosure installation begins on site

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The telescope enclosure started to be installed on the its base at the TMT site.

JAN
27
2021
M2 cleaning system ready to ship to the observatory

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M2 cleaning system ready to ship to the observatory

FEB
1
2021
M1 coating chamber built

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The coating chamber is built and ready to ship to the observatory

MAR
24
2021
Telescope structure fabrication completed

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The fabrication of the telescope structure is completed in Japan and ready to ship to the observatory

MAY
27
2021
All M1 segment blanks are fabricated

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The last segment blank is completed and sent for polishing

JUN
17
2021
M3 cleaning system ready to ship to the observatory

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M3 cleaning system ready to ship to the observatory

JAN
3
2022
M2/M3 coating chamber built

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The coating chamber for the secondary and tertiary mirrors is ready to be shipped to the observatory

FEB
25
2022
Enclosure Shell Complete

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The Observatory Enclosure is built on site.

SEP
9
2022
M2 is completed

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The secondary mirror is built and sent to the observatory

SEP
23
2022
M1 cleaning system ready to ship to the observatory

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M1 cleaning system ready to ship to the observatory

JAN
25
2023
M1 control system (M1CS) built

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The control system for the primary mirror is built and ready for integration

SEP
27
2023
Permanent power available on site

Power is generated on site and in its final form.

NOV
22
2023
Summit facility building complete

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The Observatory facility building is complete.

FEB
12
2024
M1 phasing system (APS) built

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The phasing system for the primary mirror is completed and ready for shipment to the observatory

MAR
19
2024
M3 is completed

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The tertiary mirror is built and ready to be shipped to the observatory.

DEC
23
2024
M1 segment polishing is complete

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The last segment is polished and sent off for ion beam figuring

JUN
19
2025
M1 phasing system (APS) ready for first light

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The primary mirror phasing system is fully integrated to the observatory and ready for operations.

OCT
2
2025
Primary Mirror on-sky test (Phase A)

First on sky test using 40 segments at prime focus completed

FEB
17
2026
Primary mirror on-sky test (phase B)

First on sky test using 40 segments at Nasmyth focus completed

MAR
27
2026
M1 segment ion beam figuring completed

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The last segment is fully ready and ready to be integrated to its control system.

OCT
6
2026
Primary mirror on-sky test (phase C)

Primary mirror with 492 segments aligned and phased on sky with APS, M2 and M3

JUL
20
2027
First light complete, ready for science

Observatory is completed and ready for science!!