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MeerKAT aces review

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SA's demonstrator telescope for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), MeerKAT, passed its first design review with flying colours, says a panel of...

South Africa’s SKA advantage removed

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South Africa and Australia are neck-and-neck in the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope after the cost metric, which...

South African space agency not a US leftover

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The establishment of the SA National Space Agency (Sansa) is not an attempt to pick up where the US left off, says...

South African space agency not a US leftover

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The establishment of the SA National Space Agency (Sansa) is not an attempt to pick up where the US left off, says...

SA committed to SKA

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South Africa is committed to hosting the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. Speaking at an SKA...

HartRAO 50

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South Africa's US-built Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) has turned 50. The 26m-diameter radio telescope, built with some haste in early 1961,...

DST hails MeerKAT success

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has hailed the first interferometric image created by four of the BAE Systems-built 12-metre radio...

MeerKAT precursor achieves major milestones

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MeerKAT, the world-class radio telescope being built by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) in...

SA well placed to win SKA bid: Pandor

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South Africa stands a good chance of beating Australia in the race to host the world's most powerful radio telescope. An international...

MPA complete

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Construction of the MeerKAT Precursor Array (MPA) in the Groot Karoo has been completed with the successful assembly of the final dish,...

Africa ready for the SKA

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Africa is ready to host the 3000 to 5000-dish 1.5 billion euro (R160 billion) Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, a meeting of...

Science imminent at Klerefontein

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Astronomy will soon get underway at Klerefontein in the Groot Karoo where the first two 12-metre 4.5mt MeerKAT Precursor Array (MPA) dishes...

DST boosts space and ancillary research

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has announced five new research chairs at universities worth R240 million over 15 years to...

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