The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) project has completed its Conceptual Design Phase. This paper is a status report of the MSE project regarding its technical and programmatic progress. The technical status includes its conceptual design and system performance, and highlights findings and recommendations from the System and various subsystems design reviews. The programmatic status includes the project organization and management plan for the Preliminary Design Phase. In addition, this paper provides the latest information related to the permitting process for Maunakea construction.
Kei Szeto, Doug Simons, Steven Bauman, Alexis Hill, Nicolas Flagey, Alan McConnachie , Shan Mignot, and Richard Murowinski, "Maunakea spectroscopic explorer advancing from conceptual design ," Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107001N (Presented at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation: June 14, 2018; Published: 6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2314067.
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