2005-2015 ALMA, when Technology becomes Science

Garching, June 14 2016
ALMA Close Out Event
At ESO Headquarters in Garching bei Munchen, the AEM Consortium (constituted by Thales Alenia Space, MT-M Mechatronics and EIE GROUP), celebrated the Close out of the ALMA Project, which was delivered to the Science later in 2015.
Mr. Marchiori - EIE GROUP President: It has been an incredible adventure taking part to the realization of ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, the largest Radio-Astronomy Project in the world, one of the world’s most ambitious and demanding projects.
We faced enormous risks, living very difficult moments, I woudl say “border line ones” sometimes...
It’s when we learned to give our best pushing the antennas performances to the limits, beyond limits…

A complex and articulated mixture of personal ambitions and engineering challenges, where every single detail was studied til the exasperation. It is the result of a global endeavor between Europe, United States and Japan: it represents the world’s most modern telescope designed to investigate the cold Universe at submillimetre and millimetre wavelengths.

Read more about the ALMA Project HERE

Download the AEM presentation during the Ceremony:
The video realized during the event, will soon be uploaded into our utube channel.

photo credits:
T.Marchiori/EIE GROUP