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Timeline

JUL
12
2019
NFIRAOS RTC complete

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The real time controller (RTC) for the the AOS system NFIROAS is factory accepted.

OCT
16
2019
NFIRAOS VCAM completed

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NFIROAS main camera is completed and delivered to the team.

OCT
18
2019
IRIS wave front sensor completed

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IRIS On-Instrument Wavefront sensor (OIWFS) array delivered to the project.

SEP
4
2020
NFIROAS first deformable mirror delivered

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The deformable mirror which will be conjugated to the ground (DM0) is delivered to the NFIRAOS team.

AUG
8
2022
Delivery of the Laser guide star facility (LGFS)

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Acceptance test of the the LGSF

OCT
4
2022
IRIS construction completed

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IRIS is ready for integration with NFIRAOS

MAY
3
2023
NFIRAOS second deformable mirror delivered

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The deformable mirror which will be conjugated to an altitude of 11.8km (DM11) is delivered to the NFIRAOS team.

MAR
21
2024
IRMS construction completed

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Instrument ready for integration with NFIRAOS

MAR
28
2024
IRIS instrument completed

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Instrument is completed and delivered to HIA for integration with NFIRAOS.

SEP
18
2024
NFIRAOS and IRIS testing completed

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IRIS instrument and NFIROAS system are fully tested together and ready to ship to the observatory

FEB
10
2025
WFOS construction completed

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Instrument ready for shipment to the observatory.

APR
23
2025
Integration of the laser guide star facility

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Integration and test of the laser sequencer at the observatory

JAN
6
2026
WFOS ready for first light

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Instrument integrated with the rest of the observatory and ready for science.

JAN
12
2026
NFIRAOS installed on the Nasmyth platform

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The Adaptive optics system is physically installed to its location on the telescope.

APR
7
2026
IRIS ready for commissioning

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Instrument is mounted to NFIRAOS and ready for commissioning.

APR
27
2026
NFIRAOS ready for commissioning

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The adaptive optics system is fully assembled on the telescope, test and ready for commissioning.

JUN
1
2026
IRMS commissioning completed

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IRMS is ready and tested on the telescope.

JUN
29
2026
NFIRAOS, LGSF and IRIS ready for commissioning

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Instruments integrated to the AO system and ready for on-sky tests and commissioning.

NOV
2
2026
First light with NFIRAOS and IRIS

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First light with all 492 segments and NFIRAOS feeding light to the IRIS instrument.