August - Otto the transporter
High up on the Chajnantor Plateau sits the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) comprised of 66 high-precision antennas. The ability to reposition these antennas is part of what makes ALMA such a powerful telescope. Each antenna weighs over 100 tons, so moving them around requires specially designed vehicles.
Pictured here is one of the ALMA transporters, Otto, made by Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik in Germany. Without Otto and its twin, Lore, ALMA would not have been possible.Credit:
Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO