The largest radio telescope in the southern hemisphere

The largest radio telescope in the southern hemisphere, MeerKAT telescope, is still under construction, but it is also ready to return valuable scientific information. MeerKAT is a radio telescope under construction in Karoo, a semi-desert natural region of South Africa and it is probably integrated into the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a project of a radio telescope that will be built in Australia and in South Africa, SKA will have a total extension of one square kilometre.

MeerKAT will consist of 64 receptors, each comprising a 13.5 metre diametre dish antenna, cryogenic coolers, receivers, digitiser, and other electronics.

Dr Rob Adam, Project Director of SKA South Africa, says: “The launch of MeerKAT AR1 and its first results is a significant milestone for South Africa. Through MeerKAT, South Africa is playing a key role in the design and development of technology for the SKA.”

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