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Telescope System: Mirror Fabrication

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1. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
VETA-I Internal Structure with actuators installed.
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2. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
VETA-I with Thermal Shroud (Mailbox) and blankets installed.
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3. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
Mirror Integration Station with Mirror Simulator.
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4. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
H1 Mirror during integration.
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5. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
Close-up of "Squeezer" locations on mirror interfaces.
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6. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
Mirror "Squeezer" to eliminate unexpected astigmatism.
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7. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
VETA-I with both mirrors installed.
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8. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
VETA-II Center Aperture Plate replicated the HRMA CAP.
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9. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
Partially assemled VETA-II P-mirror simulators installed.
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10. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
VETA-II with P1/H1 aluminum mirror simulators removed. Ready for tower alignment demonstration.
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11. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
H1 aluminum simulator integrated onto Mirror Alignment System (MAS).
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12. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
H1 simulator moving to alignment tower.
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13. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
Uncated P1 mirror moving into alignment tower on MAS.
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14. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
Uncoated P1 mirror on parts carriage for installation onto VETA-II.
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15. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
H1 simulator moving into position for the VETA-II handling demonstration.
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16. Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA)
Close-up of MAS offloader on H1 mirror.
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