The final objective of the operation is the production of five MST-type telescopes for the CTA-North site, at the Observatory from the Roque de los Muchachos. The Spanish contribution managed by the IAC is structure in a single action that will be covered with ERDF funds, together with the corresponding co-financing.
This operation, together with the contributions provided by the partners international projects beyond the eligible ERDF budget, will complete the installation of the first five MSTs.
The institutions that will collaborate with Spain belong to Germany, France, Brazil, Italy and Poland, countries participating in the SLM project.
The operation consists of a single action, which is broken down into 4 sub-actions:
Sub-action 1: Local Project Office
Sub-action 2: Common Infrastructures of Technical and Logistic Support
Sub-action 3: Production of Telescopes
Sub-action 4: Installation of Telescopes
The CTA is an initiative which is planning the construction of a new generation of Cherenkov Telescopes to study the universe in very high energy gamma-rays. Gamma-rays carry information about the most violent and extreme events in the universe.