Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Update

By/par Patrick Hall, MSE Advisory Group Member
(Cassiopeia – Autumn/l’automne 2016)

MSE is on course for numerous conceptual design reviews to be conducted in Waimea this coming winter. Conceptual design contracts have been signed for the Enclosure with Empire Dynamic Systems (Port Coquitlam, BC) and for the Telescope Structure with IDOM (Spain).

Meanwhile, scientists and engineers from five Canadian universities, along with industry partners, continue to prepare a CFI application for construction of a prototype high-resolution spectrograph and design and development of integrated observational and operational databases and software.

Detailed Science Case on arXiv

A reminder that the 210-page MSE Detailed Science Case has been finalized and published online here. A ten-page concise overview is also available here.

The Detailed Science Case illustrates the breadth of scientific areas in which MSE will have a transformative impact. Detailed Science Case white papers and other background science and technical documents are now posted here.

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