Microgate, together with ADS, was committed in 2004 by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) to the development of a feasibility study for an adaptive secondary mirror for the VLT main telescopes (UTs).
This initial study has evolved in to a final design and then into a construction Phase, started in 2008.
According to the baseline design, 1170 actuators distributed over the 1211mm wide mirror will provide adaptive optics correction also at visible wavelengths.
Microgate is acting as prime contractor and with ADS International beeing nominated sub-contractor.
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