Project: Solar Telescope Daniel K. Inouye (DKIST)

The Daniel K.Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), with a 4 meter diameter primary mirror, will be the largest solar telescope in the world, and will have a capacity without precedent for research in astronomy, plasma physics and the interaction between the Sun and the Earth.

The envelope cladding is a bespoke unitised system designed specifically for this project by STRUNOR, as were the rest of the elements on the façade.

The process included a full assembly test in Bilbao, where the whole structure and envelope were installed, and afterwards, each one of the units of the envelope were packed back into boxes specifically designed to transport them to their definitive location in the Haleakala Observatory, in Maui Island, Hawaii.

 

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http://ada.idom.com

 

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