Contracts Signed for ELT Mirrors and Sensors
18 January 2017
At a ceremony today at ESO's Headquarters four contracts were signed
for major components of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) that ESO
is building. These were for: the casting of the telescope's giant
secondary and tertiary mirrors, awarded to SCHOTT; the supply of
mirror cells to support these two mirrors, awarded to the SENER Group;
and the supply of the edge sensors that form a vital part of the ELT's
huge segmented primary mirror control system, awarded to the FAMES
consortium. The secondary mirror will be largest ever employed on a
telescope and the largest convex mirror ever produced.
Meet The Buyer
Industrial Opportunities in Astronomy
29th June 2016, 17:30, EICC, Edinburgh
You are invited to meet key members of the ESO team and hear about current and future tender opportunities. This meeting will have a particular focus on upcoming contracts in software and control engineering for the European Extremely Large Telescope, but will be of interest to companies from any sector wishing to engage with contract opportunities in big science.