Thousands of SKA antenna dishes will be built in South Africa (in the Karoo, not far from the small town called Carnarvon), with outstations in other parts of South Africa, as well as in eight African partner countries
The SKA will be the largest radio telescope ever built and will produce science that changes our understanding of the universe. The SKA will be collocated in Australia and in Africa. In Africa the SKA will be built in South Africa and eight other African Countries. SKA South Africa (SKA SA) is responsible for the construction of the SKA in South Africa.
Progress update on the planning and design of SKA1
The SKAO is moving towards finalising the detailed design of the SKA1 radio telescope which will culminate in Critical Design Reviews (CDR) for all the telescope products and associated infrastructure and power during the course of 2018. The detailed design is being undertaken by 9 Design Consortia from across the world.
MeerKAT construction recognised by industry at 2017 Logistics Achiever Awards
The MeerKAT radio telescope, currently being built by Square Kilometre Array South Africa (SKA SA), was recognised by the construction industry last week when it was presented with a Special Platinum Award at the 2017 Logistics Achiever Awards.
SARAO and SAEON sign MoA to implement Integrated Environmental Management Plan
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory and the South African Environmental Observation Network, which are National Research Facilities managed by the National Research Foundation, signed a three-year Memorandum of Agreement to implement the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for the SKA project in South Africa.
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates all national radio astronomy telescopes and programmes. Find out more