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The Square Kilometre Array
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Paper Abstract

The SKA will have a collecting area of up to one million square metres spread over at least 3000 km, providing a sensitivity 50 times higher than the Expanded Very Large Array, and an instantaneous field of view (FoV) of at least several tens of square degrees and possibly 250 square degrees. The SKA science impact will be widely felt in astroparticle physics and cosmology, fundamental physics, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, solar system science and astrobiology. In this paper, we describe the main features of the SKA, paying attention to the design activities around the world, and outline plans for the final design and phased implementation of the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70121I (17 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786780
Show Author Affiliations
Richard T. Schilizzi, SKA Program Development Office (United Kingdom)
Peter E. F. Dewdney, SKA Program Development Office (United Kingdom)
T. Joseph W. Lazio, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7012:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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