A multi-km3 sized Neutrino Telescope
KM3NeT, a future European deep-sea research infrastructure, will host a neutrino telescope with
a volume of several cubic kilometres at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea that will
open a new window on the Universe.
And yet an other boost for KM3NeT
20/07/2015: In the morning of 20th July 2015, an important upgrade of the deep-sea infrastructure of KM3NeT-It was successfully concluded. During a sea campaign that started three days earlier the old termination frame at the deep sea end of the 100 km long main cable to shore was replaced by a new one and two junction boxes were installed.
This major upgrade of the seafloor network at a depth of 3500 m was necessary to allow for the installation of a large number of detection units of the KM3NeT telescope. The first detection units are expected to be connected to the new junction boxes later this year.
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An important step for KM3NeT
27/04/2015: In the early morning of 27th April 2015, the first node of the seafloor network at the KM3NeT-Fr site was successfully installed. This is again an important step in the realisation of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope.
During this April campaign, the node was connected to the 40 km long electro-optical cable which connects the network to the shore station. This cable was already deployed during the December campaign
of last year.
The heart of the node is an egg-shaped titanium vessel with electronics and photonics
and sufficient sockets to plug in the cables coming from the many detection units to be anchored on the seabed. The first detection unit is expected to be connected later this year.
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