Segmented Mirror Telescope Laboratory Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
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The Segmented Mirror Space Telescope (SMT) was developed by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as a test bed for future imaging telescope technologies. The NRO, which designs, builds and operates the nation's reconnaissance satellites has completed development and testing of the telescope and has decided to transfer the test bed to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to support academic research. NPS Has created a new lab facility to house the telescope in Halligan Hall within the Graduate school of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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