Cryogenic "Catering Truck" Comes to the ALMA Observatory

After its month-long journey from Taiwan, the first of two Front End Service Vehicles (FESV) is being tested at the ALMA Operations Support Facility in Chile. In this photo, the FESV cabin has raised to service the interior of a North American ALMA telescope. This first FESV is named Mei hua after the Taiwanese plum blossom, a revered, winter-blooming flower.

Credit:

Carlos Padilla, NRAO/AUI/NSF

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Release date:2 September 2011, 11:30
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