Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Construction site

The telescope has not arrived yet but the Cerro Toco site has been buzzing with activities. Both our containers: the 40' Silver and the 20' White one are in their final locations. These two container will serve as control room and hardware integration room respectively.

With the help of ConPax (the site main contractor) we installed the jib crane and we also put together the top extension to the White Container (a.k.a. Kinco), it will be installed tomorrow. Today we also received a temporary electric generator that will power the telescope for the initial trial period; two larger generators will be installed when we reach full capacity. ConPax has been busy getting ready to receive the telescope and unloading containers full of all the construction material needed to erect the ground screen that will surround the telescope.

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