KMOS. Why? What? Who? How?

The KMOS Consortium

KMOS was developed and built by a balanced consortium of UK and German institutes in partnership with the European Southern Observatory. Principal Investigators are Ray Sharples (University of Durham) and Ralf Bender (Universitätssternwarte/Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik).

University of Durham University of Oxford UK Astronomy Technology Centre Edinburgh (ATC) Universitätssternwarte München Max Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik European Southern Observatory (ESO) Shared work: British and German institutes participating in the KMOS project together with ESO.


In detail the participating institutes and their main responsibilities are:


Preliminary Design Review (PDR) May 2006
Final Design Review (FDR) July 2007
Test Readiness Review (TRR) December 2011
Preliminary Acceptance Europe (PAE) July 2012
Science Verification 1 (SV1) June 2013
Science Verification 2 (SV2) September 2013
Preliminary Acceptance Chile (PAC) January 2015

Last modified: 2017-03-08 (Michael Wegner)