The telescope will be located at an altitude of 5,250 meters above sea level. After the start of operations, which is planned for 2021, the telescope will monitor and gather data on gravitational waves in the northern hemisphere.
Chinese scientists also plan to create a series of telescopes, Ngari-2, in the second phase of the project. These telescopes will be located at an altitude of 6 km above sea level.
The budget for the project is estimated at $18.8 million.
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