Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Research Corporation, Department of Energy &
National Science Foundation
Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8.4 meter
ground-based optical telescope that will provide
digital imaging of astronomical objects.
anticipated to cost roughly $300 million
dollars. Through its Partner Institutions, LSST
has engaged more than one hundred astronomers,
physicists, and engineers through out the
country who see LSST as the next big leap in
charting the heavens.
The three billion pixel camera
will take a digital picture of the sky every 10
seconds. The telescope will cover the available
sky every three nights, opening a movie-like
window on objects that change or move. It will
open up the "time domain" to astronomy by
mapping the entire sky deeply, rapidly, and
continuously. The greatest advances to come from
LSST are thus almost surely un anticipated.
Management joined the LSST team in 2005. Our
staff has been tasked with the development of
the Project Execution Plan (PEP) and a detailed
cost estimate for LSST. Both the PEP and a
detailed cost estimate will be needed in order
to obtain the much needed support and funding
from both their private and public partners.
This phase is critical for LSST, and Triad is
more than ready for the challenge. Triad
provides resources in the following areas:
New cost estimate and schedule
delivered on-time and project team in-place.