n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - A new radio telescope for South Africa : SASKAD - the South African SKA Demonstrator

Volume 64, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 64 nos 5 & 6 100 South Africa is to get a new radio telescope. The Department of Science and Technology has been so impressed with the interest generated nationally and internationally by SALT, the Southern African Large Telescope, due for completion shortly, that it has set up a framework for South Africa to bid for a large international radio-telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - see April 2005 MNASSA, p. 40. The SKA, when completed in the second decade of this century, will have a collecting area of one square kilometre (to give high sensitivity) with some of its elements spaced as far as a thousand km from its centre (in order to give ..

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