Servest wins international bid for the world renowned SKA Africa project, the world’s largest radio telescope, spanning over one million square meters.
The SKA telescope will be co-located in Africa and in Australia. It will have an unprecedented scope in observations, exceeding the image resolution quality of the Hubble Space Telescope by a factor of 50 times, whilst also having the ability to Image huge areas of sky in parallel.
The desert regions of South Africa, provide the perfect radio quiet backdrop for the high and medium frequency arrays that will form a critical part of the SKA’s ground-breaking continent wide telescope.
The SKA will be so sensitive that it will be able to detect an airport radar on a planet tens of light years away and Will have the processing power of about 1 billion PCs.
Information courtesy of www.ska.ac.za