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Indian imprint on largest radio telescope

The world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope, being built in South Africa and Australia, will have a distinct Indian imprint. Every movement of the Square Kilometer Array [SKA] telescope will be guided by a system being developed by a global team of scientists led by Indians.

Scientists from the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics [NCRA], Raman Research Institute [RRI] and leading software research organisations will be involved in the design and implementation of the main control and monitoring system for this complex radio telescope.

‘India will have the leadership role in developing the control and monitoring system for the telescope,’ said Ishwara Chandra, a NCRA scientist.
A week ago, the members of the SKA organisation decided to build the two-billion-dollar telescope in South Africa and Australia.
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