LSST received its federal construction start in August of 2014. This website supports the LSST Project Office in its construction of the facility.

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Interactive 3D Model of the LSST Construction Site

LSST Construction by jsebag on Sketchfab

July 29, 2016 - This model is our first attempt at using the measurements taken on Cerro Pachón in February 2016 with a DJI phantom 3 pro drone to create a 3D map of the LSST summit. This is a first step towards capturing the progress of the construction in 3D.   We expect to continue this process after recording more recent data to document the ongoing construction. 

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).   

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