India Officially Joins SKA Project

Recently, India has solidified its commitment to advancing scientific frontiers by formally joining the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project, the world's largest radio telescope initiative.

Key Points

  • India, having contributed to the SKA project for several years, now attains full member status by approving Rs 1,250 crore for the ambitious venture, securing greater scientific opportunities.
  • The SKA project, with a budget of USD 2.4 billion, encompasses a collection of thousands of dish antennas operating collaboratively, aiming to surpass one square kilometre of effective radio wave-collecting area.
  • The antennas, strategically placed in South Africa and Australia, are positioned in sparsely populated regions to ....
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