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South African MeerKAT radio telescope design approved

Wednesday 17 August 2011 | 12:51 CET | News
The MeerKAT radio telescope project under development in the Karoo has passed its first test, according to the South African team bidding for the Square Kilometre Array astronomy project,Techcentral reported. An international panel of experts declared that the MeerKAT had passed its preliminary design review (PDR) with distinction, SKA South Africa project spokesman Iwan Pienaar said. This will allow construction tenders for the project's infrastructure to be issued from October. Once completed, MeerKAT will consist of 64 offset dishes and will be one of the largest, most sensitive radio

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