March 17, 2017 – On many fronts and in many places, construction on LSST is moving ahead quickly.
In Spain, the Telescope Mount Assembly construction continues with a successful trial fit of the Azimuth support on its track. An Azimuth axial bearing was placed in its position in order to check the interface with support. Clearances for components assembly were checked and minor adjustments will be made on some parts. This trial fit proved very useful in preparing for on-site installation in 2018.
The latest images from Cerro Pachón show progress on the facilities building, work being done on the 7th and 8th level of the structure, white siding on the lower enclosure, and the stairway inside the pier.