ASKAP News Archive 2010

Four of CSIRO's new ASKAP antennas are pictured at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia, October 2010. Credit: Ross Forsyth, CSIRO.

CSIRO's first six ASKAP antennas constructed, October 2010
CSIRO’s ASKAP project continues to progress to schedule, with five new antennas constructed at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) during the months of September and October, 2010. Read more.

CSIRO "hot rods" old telescope, October 2010
CSIRO has helped transform the University of Sydney's radio telescope into a world-class instrument, and along the way has learned lessons for its own ASKAP telescope. Read more.

Australia and The Netherlands working together on the SKA, June 2010
CSIRO has signed a Statement of Intent with ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, to cooperate on developing and testing phased array feed technology for the SKA. Read more.

Natural energy to help power the MRO, June 2010
The Federal Government has announced that CSIRO will receive $47.3 million for the development of solar and geothermal energy technologies to power the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory and the Pawsey High Performance Computing Centre for SKA Science. Read more.

Aussies and Kiwis forge a cosmic connection, May 2010
Six radio telescopes across Australia and New Zealand, including the first ASKAP antenna, have joined forces to act as one giant telescope, linking up over a distance of 5,500 km for the first time. Read more.

Award boosts Australian SKA effort, April 2010
CSIRO has been awarded three of the Australian Research Council's new Super Science Fellowships, worth a total of $835,000 over three years, to develop technology for, and conduct research with, ASKAP. Read more.

Radio receivers set to shrink, March 2010
CSIRO and Australian company Sapphicon Semiconductor Pty Ltd have signed an agreement to jointly develop a complete radio receiver on a chip measuring just 5 mm x 5 mm that could eventually be used in mobile phones and other communications technologies. The chip's first test will be in ASKAP. Read more.

First signal received by future telescope, March 2010
The first antenna to be assembled as part of ASKAP has received its first radio signals. Read more.

ASKAP construction on track, February 2010
The first of 36 antennas that will make up the ASKAP radio telescope has started taking shape in Western Australia. Read more.

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