ALMA Observatory

ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array), the largest astronomy project in the world, is located close to San Pedro de Atacama in the driest desert in the world, between 3,000 and 5,000 metres above sea level. ALMA is a single telescope of revolutionary design, composed of 66 high-precision antennae located on the Chajnantor plateau and built by an international partnership between Europe, the USA and Japan.

MT Mecatronica SPA, in conjunction with the AEM European consortium, played a leading role in the assembly, commissioning and delivery of the 25 European antennae to the customer ESO (European Southern Observatory).