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Japan’s VERA telescope granted SKA pathfinder status

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Japan’s VERA telescope granted SKA pathfinder status

SKA Global Headquarters, 3 July 2018 – The VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry (VERA) telescope, operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, has been officially designated as an SKA pathfinder. In operation since 2003, VERA uses Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) … Read more

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

SKA Global Headquarters, Saturday 23 June 2018 – With hundreds of people across 20 countries on all five continents working on delivering the world’s largest radio telescope, the SKA family is home to many experienced and talented women who are … Read more

Spain joins the SKA Organisation

Written by Cassandra Cavallaro
Spain joins the SKA Organisation

SKA Global Headquarters, 19 June 2018 – In a unanimous decision, the Board of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation approved the application for membership submitted by the Spanish Government. This makes Spain the eleventh Member of the SKA Organisation. … Read more

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

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