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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LSST in Spain

October 2, 2015 - Hola from Madrid! As part of the design/build process, a nine-person team from LSST traveled to Spain for the Telescope Mount Assembly (TMA) Preliminary Design Review. This week-long event concluded with prime contractor Empresarios Agrupados receiving approval to go ahead with long lead-time procurements and to proceed to Final Design. Beginning in mid-2016 the TMA will be fabricated and tested at the Asturfeito facility in the Aviles Port region of northern Spain with integration scheduled for 2018 on Cerro Pachón.

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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