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Submission + - South Africa's SKA bid reaches milestone (iol.co.za)

fezzzz writes: Technology in South Africa is being developed at a rapid pace as their bid for SKA is gaining ground. With the completion of the first 7 antennas on the KAT-7 project, the first use of composite materials for dish reflectors. With Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Mauritius, Madagascar, Kenya and Ghana partnering with South Africa in the bid, Africa seems to have overcome all the major obstacles associated with the project. Nokia is willing to supply the 15 petabyte per second infrastructure and EMSS Antennas have already built the first seven cryogenic low noise amplifiers. 64 dishes for the MeerKAT project has just been approved and after completion it will be one of the largest, most sensitive radio telescopes in the world.

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