Potential technological spin-offs from MeerKAT and the South African Square Kilometre Array bid

Davidson, David B. (2012-01-27)

CITATION: Davidson, D. B. 2012. Potential technological spin-offs from MeerKAT and the South African Square Kilometre Array bid. South African Journal of Science, 108(1/2), Art.#1050, doi:10.4102/sajs.v108i1/2.1050.

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As this issue goes to press, the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Site Advisory Committee is considering South Africa and Australia’s respective bids to host the world’s largest radio telescope, with an effective receiving area of one million square metres. First mooted in 1991,1 the project is drawing increasingly close to realisation.

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