The founding members of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) signed on March 12, 2019 the international treaty establishing the intergovernmental organisation that will oversee the delivery of the world’s largest radio telescope. Seven countries signed the treaty at present, including Australia, China, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope. The SKA is not a single telescope, but a collection of telescopes, called an array, to be spread over long distances. It will be constructed in Australia and South Africa with a later expansion in both countries and into other African countries. The Headquarters is located in the United Kingdom.
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