MESA Two-Year Anniversary

Largest Sandia construction project in history dedicated Aug. 23, 2007

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is proud to recognize the two-year anniversary of the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) complex at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M.

Sandia has the primary role of developing and designing the electronic systems that operate nuclear warheads. A key component of those systems are radiation hardened microelectronics, devices that are designed, qualified, and fabricated in Sandia’s MESA facilities.

The $518 million MESA project, the largest in Sandia history, was formally dedicated on Aug. 23, 2007 and was completed in eight years — three years ahead of schedule — and $50 million under budget.

Read the press release about the two-year anniversary here.

View a slideshow of the complex (external link to Flickr):

MESA at night

See panoramic video of the complex:

Panoramic view of facility

Watch an introductory video about the MESA Fab facility:

Technicians working on nuclear weapon