"Cross-Border Opportunities in Mexican Aerospace" - San Diego Chapter Mar 24
- Business & Professional
- Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego CA
The Giant Magellan Telescope will have a 25m aperture comprised of seven 8.4m diameter mirror segments. It will be located in the Andes mountains of Chile, at Cerro Las Campanas. The GMT will have a resolution ten times that of the Hubble Space Telescope.
The first of the primary mirrors has been completed at the University of Arizona. The surface has been polished to an extraordinary accuracy of 20 nanometers (rms). The second mirror is being fabricated. An adaptive secondary mirror, composed of 3 mm thin mirrors and more than 7000 magnetic actuators will provide the forces needed to correct images distorted by the Earth's atmosphere at a rate of hundreds of times per second. Lasers will provide artificial reference points.
Wendy will give a current status of the GMT project, and discuss its exciting science goals.
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