ALMA Antenna Mount Manufacturing Film Released

We are pleased to announce the release of a new film documenting the manufacturing process of the Japanese ALMA antenna. This film shows how the telescope mounts are manufactured with images and interviews with designers and craftsmen. Their comments make us aware that the ALMA antenna is made by the sincere efforts of many component manufacturers to achieve highest standard of quality and accuracy.


  • Machining of the antenna mount structures
  • Design and development of the direct drive system
  • Design and development of the precise positioning system (Metrology system)

Caption: English
Voice: Japanese

Other ALMA construction history videos are presented in fileMultimedia – Videos page. You can see the whole process of the development of ALMA.

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