Lore in Training

Lore, one of the two ALMA transporters, drives down the 28-kilometre road from the 5000-metre altitude Array Operations Site (AOS) to the 2900-metre Operations Support Facility (OSF). In the picture, taken in June 2010, Lore is being tested as it carries a dummy antenna load (the white structure visible on top). The ALMA transporters, named Lore and Otto, are twin custom vehicles designed to carry the 100-tonne ALMA antennas, and position them with accuracy within millimetres. ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, is the largest astronomical project in existence and is a truly global partnership of Europe, North America and East Asia in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. ESO is the European partner in ALMA.

Credit:

ESO/José Francisco Salgado (josefrancisco.org)

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Id:alma-jfs-2010-17
Type:Photographic
Release date:28 January 2011, 18:55
Size:4256 x 2832 px

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Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - ALMA

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