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October 30, 2017: Summer team begins arriving at the South Pole



South Pole, Dec 2017: Photograph of the deployment team with the SPT-3G receiver in the background. The team has just finished installing new lenses and detector wafers, and has put the SPT-3G receiver back on the vacuum pump.    


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November, 2017: SPT-3G camera upgrade begins.

Scientists working on the South Pole Telescope (SPT) project have made the long-journey to Antarctica to begin work on the SPT-3G camera. The goal for this summer season is to bring the SPT-3G camera up to full sensitivity following its initial installation in Jan 2017. The upgraded camera will have more than 10x more detectors than its predecessor, SPTpol, and will be used to make an ultra-sensitive map of CMB polarization across 2500 sq. degrees.

  The South Pole Telescope is funded through the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy Office of Science. NSF DOE

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