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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 M1M3 Successful Mirror Lift

In a carefully executed multi-day procedure, the LSST primary/tertiary (M1M3) mirror was successfully placed in its storage container at the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab. The operation went flawlessly and now the $20 million mirror substrate waits for transfer to a temporary storage facility in Tucson where the LSST team will conduct additional integrated testing before final shipment to Chile in the coming years.

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE), and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE funded effort is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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