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Overview

The science case, technical requirements, and status of the Giant Magellan Telescope have evolved over the course of the project to reflect new discoveries and scientific priorities. The foundational documents and status papers listed below are intended for scientists and engineers to learn more about the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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System level preliminary design review

In 2014, the Giant Magellan Telescope project successfully passed its System Level Preliminary Design Review. The project was reviewed by an international panel of experts involved with building telescopes around the world. The panel examined the design of the giant telescope, its complex optical systems, and precision scientific instruments.

Existing observatory foundational documents for the Giant Magellan Telescope can be found under the Technical Requirements and Specifications section below.

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Technical requirements & specifications

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Scientific instruments

The following documents outline the requirements and capabilities of the Giant Magellan Telescope’s first suite of scientific instruments.

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