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truss assembly
Thomas A. Sebring

Truss Assembly
The 1,747 struts and 383 nodes of the primary mirror truss were test assembled at the MERO plant in Germany before being shipped to the United States. Each strut is manufactured to a precision of 0.0004 inches—about one-tenth the thickness of a human hair.

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14 May 2003
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