Green Bank Telescope Status

Last update: 2 November 2000


The NRAO staff began outfitting the GBT on 2 October, following a provisional acceptance of the antenna from the contractor, Lockheed-Martin. The NRAO now has ready access to the telescope for outfitting and commissioning while the contractor continues to complete items on the "punchlist."

NRAO outfitting has gone extremely well:

Upcoming and on-going work includes:

Provided the prime focus and subreflector motors are returned in the next week and the bull gear alignment is completed, commissioning of the prime focus receiver will begin on 15 November.