LSST Construction Funding Authorized
Post date 2 weeks 1 day ago
The long awaited news has arrived: LSST has received its federal construction start! On Friday afternoon, August 1, the NSF authorized the LSST project for construction with $27.5M in FY14, and a budget plan that stays within a $473M overall budget cap. AURA received NSF support to manage construction of LSST; the NSF press release describes LSST construction as "taking astronomy to the next level". This marks the official federal start of the LSST project.