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MeerKAT & SKA

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SIP Number

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Project Description

SIP 16 aims to support the building of the world’s largest advanced radio telescope (the Square Kilometre Array) by facilitating key technical and social infrastructure (broadband, roads,) and developing industrial and research localisation opportunities and skills expansion. SKA is a global mega science project, building an advanced radio-telescope facility linked to research infrastructure and high-speed ICT capacity & provides an opportunity for Africa and South Africa to contribute towards advance science. The scope of the SIP 16 covers 2 main projects, the MeerKat and SKA project. MeerKat focused on the installation of 64 dish antennae and supporting infrastructure such as roads and power upgrades. The SKA project in split into 2 phases, phase 1 that focuses on installation of 133 dish antennae and phase 2 that will install 2000 dish antennae & 250 aperture arrays stations.

Project Sponsor

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)

Project Timeline

Preparation

Pre-feasibility

Feasibilty

Structuring
and Design

Tender Preparation

Procurement

Construction

Completed

Project Contact

For more information contact ‚Äď info@InfrastructureSA.org