UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics


Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

At MSSL Cosmology we are involved in the SKA Science Data Processing preconstruction work package.

Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

2 August 2011


The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a next-generation radio interferometric telescope planned for construction in South Africa and Australia.  It will have a sensitivity 50x that of current radio telescopes.

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The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with eventually over a square kilometre (one million square metres) of collecting area. The scale of the SKA represents a huge leap forward in both engineering and research & development towards building and delivering a unique instrument, with the detailed design and preparation now well under way. As one of the largest scientific endeavours in history, the SKA will bring together a wealth of the world’s finest scientists, engineers and policy makers to bring the project to fruition.