NMISA partners with SKA South Africa to provide accurate time reference signals to MeerKAT
19 June 2015 - SKA South Africa today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) to upgrade the time reference from ~5000 ns to cutting edge accuracy of ~4 ns – by a factor of over 1000. Timing accuracy of a few nanoseconds (ns) is necessary to do sensitive measurements as is required in astronomy (a nanosecond is a billionth of a second). Read the release
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Download the latest factsheet about South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope currently being built in the Northern Cape. MeerKAT is a precursor to the SKA telescope and will be integrated into the mid-frequency component of SKA Phase 1. Find out about the MeerKAT timeline, manufacturers, how it works, tech specs, and more ...
Our journey to bring the SKA to Africa
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