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Peralex passive radar system up and running at Square Kilometre Array...

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Peralex has installed two passive radar stations in the Northern Cape to monitor air traffic for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope in...

Hiconnex reaches for the stars

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Interconnect system specialist Hiconnex is literally reaching for the stars and supplying components for several locally built satellites that have been launched into space. Hiconnex...

SA debuts MeerKAT radio telescope

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South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope was officially launched this morning. Made up of 64 dishes, each 13.5m in diameter, the MeerKAT array is...

MeerKAT radio telescope named National Key Point

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The MeerKAT radio telescope, a major component of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), has been added to the list of South Africa's...

Ghana and South Africa mark first success in African radio telescope...

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A communications antenna in Ghana has been converted from being a redundant telecoms instrument into a functioning very long baseline interferometry (VLBI)...

Old Crows meet at Aardvark Roost

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The names of the organisations may sound peculiar, but their members are technically talented and the results of their endeavours are a...

MeerKAT foundations complete

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The 64th and final foundation for the MeerKAT telescope antenna was poured on Tuesday at South Africa's SKA site in the Karoo....

SKA training a ‘world first’

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Seven Ghanaians have arrived in South Africa to begin training on the independent operation and maintenance of radio telescopes in Africa. This is...

New SA radio telescope to shed light on the earliest moments...

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Astronomers at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) west of Johannesburg are working on a new radio telescope that will shed new...

SKA pre-construction RfPs issued

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The International SKA Organisation Project Office issued a request for proposals (RfP) earlier this month for the SKA pre-construction phase. The RfP is...

Tackling the SKA Big Data challenge

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The data that will flow into the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope when it is fully operational poses its own set...

What South Africa’s SKA victory really means

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It's always so refreshing to see government departments working hand-in-hand to achieve common goals. The Department of Communications recently held the inaugural ICT...

SA welcomes SKA decision

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South Africa has been awarded the lion's share of the internationally-funded €1.5 billion (R15.6 billion) Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project....

SA recommended for SKA?

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South Africa was the host site recommended for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope by the SKA Site Advisory Committee, according to...

IBM, SKA SA tackle space data

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The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa project plans to explore space using data analytics, in collaboration with IBM. The project office said...

SA, China collaborate on astronomy

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SA foresees increasing collaboration between Chinese and local astronomers and scientists in the face of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. SA is...

SKA board to deliberate on project site in April

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The fourth of April this year is a red-letter day on South Africa's investment calendar. It is the date on which international...

South Africa desert town battles for radio telescope

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The occasional sheep seeks respite from a sun that has scorched rocks black in this semi-desert region that South Africa hopes will...

SKA gets additional €69 million

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Seven national governmental and research organisations today announced the formation of the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Organisation that will run the €1.5...

Pandor outlines steps to enhance South Africa’s investment in astronomy

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South Africa needs a national astronomy agency, whose main function would be to bring all astronomy activities under a single umbrella body....

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