India Officially Joins SKA Project

In January 2024, India solidified its commitment to advancing scientific frontiers by formally joining the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project, the world's largest radio telescope initiative.

  • India, after years of contribution to the SKA project, achieved full membership status by allocating Rs 1,250 crore, unlocking extensive scientific prospects.
  • The SKA initiative, with a budget of USD 2.4 billion, involves a network of thousands of dish antennas collaboratively collecting radio waves, aiming to surpass one square kilometre of effective area.
  • These antennas, located strategically in South Africa and Australia, are situated in remote areas to minimize terrestrial interference. Construction at both sites began in ....
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