ESO signs largest ever ground-based astronomy contract for E-ELT dome and telescope structure
At a ceremony in Garching bei München, Germany on 25 May 2016, ESO signed the contract with the ACe Consortium, consisting of Astaldi, Cimolai and the nominated sub-contractor EIE Group for the dome and telescope structure of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). This is the largest contract ever awarded by ESO and the largest ever contract in ground-based astronomy. At this occasion the construction design of the E-ELT was unveiled.
This artist’s rendering of the E-ELT is based on the detailed construction design for the telescope.Credit:
ESO/L. Calçada/ACe Consortium
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|Release date:||25 May 2016, 15:00|
|Size:||5000 x 3535 px|
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