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10 July 2018 Astronomy operations with the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT): SALT is doing great!
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SALT is a 10-m class optical telescope located in Sutherland, South Africa, owned by an international consortium and operated in fully queue-scheduled mode by the South African Astronomical Observatory.

Since the start of its science operations in late 2011 and particularly since the start of its integrated operations, all the key metrics have continued to increase at a significant pace, breaking records nearly every semester: program completion, completion levels per priority, number of observed blocks, and publications. In this paper we present an update of all of our performance metrics and the strategic changes that have been and are taking place, in line with the new Strategic Plan for SALT and the SAAO.
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Encarni Romero-Colmenero, Petri Väisänen, Ted Williams, Chris Coetzee, Steven M. Crawford, Christian Hettlage, Rosalind Skelton, Rudolph Kuhn, Brent Miszalski, Alexei Kniazev, Marissa Kotze, Éric Depagne, Thea Koen, Veronica Van Wyk, Fred Marang, Anja Schroeder, Nhlavutelo Macebele, and Anelisiwe Mayekiso "Astronomy operations with the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT): SALT is doing great!", Proc. SPIE 10704, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII, 107040O (10 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313881
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