RAL Space Involvement
RAL Space developed a significant part of the of the telescope control system.
"SOAR was designed to work from the atmospheric cut-off in the blue (320 nm) to the near infrared, with excellent optical image quality, fast slewing and with a suite of up to nine instruments mounted ready for use. SOAR has been designed to produce the sharpest images possible with any ground-based telescope."
University of North Carolina, Michigan State University, CTIO, NOAO, INPE
Further Project Information
For more information please contact, RAL Space Enquiries