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SKA Treaty now open for initialling

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA Treaty now open for initialling

Rome, Friday 25th of May 2018 – Negotiations to agree the international treaty establishing the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory have formally concluded, opening the door for founding members of the new intergovernmental organisation to sign the treaty later this year. … Read more

First SKA-low prototype station completed on site

Written by Mathieu Isidro
First SKA-low prototype station completed on site

Perth, Western Australia, Thursday 24 May – A complete prototype station of antennas for the future SKA-low telescope has been completed and is being tested at the SKA site in Western Australia. In an important engineering milestone, a full station … Read more

New Platform To Showcase SKA’s Major Engineering Progress

Written by Mathieu Isidro
New Platform To Showcase SKA’s Major Engineering Progress

SKAO Global Headquarters, Friday 27 April 2018 – The SKA Organisation is pleased to announce the launch of a new platform highlighting the SKA’s key engineering milestones. The interactive infographic will showcase the ongoing Critical Design Reviews (CDRs), which assess the readiness levels … Read more

SKA precursor upgrade makes telescope 10 times more powerful

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA precursor upgrade makes telescope 10 times more powerful

Perth, Western Australia, Tuesday 24 April 2018 – A major expansion of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), one of four SKA precursor telescopes, has been completed, doubling the number of antenna stations at the remote site in Western Australia. The … Read more

Shared Sky opens for display at the European Commission

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Shared Sky opens for display at the European Commission

  Brussels, Wednesday 18 April 2018 – The Square Kilometre Array’s Indigenous Astronomy Art Exhibition, Shared Sky, opened in Brussels on Monday for its first major exhibition of 2018. The exhibition is on display at the European Commission Headquarters under … Read more

SKA prototype dish assembled for the first time

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA prototype dish assembled for the first time

Shijiazhuang, China, Tuesday 6 February – The first fully assembled SKA dish was unveiled today at a ceremony in Shijiazhuang, China, by the Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, in the presence of representatives from the … Read more

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