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20th of June 2017
SKA Engineering Meeting
by Phil Edwards (CASS)
Last week the annual SKA Engineering meeting was held in Rotterdam. The SKA Project is now well into the pre-construction phase with 12 Consortia carrying out design work to refine and progress the technologies and systems following the Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) completed in 2016. These consortia are spread across the globe and are constituted from a variety of institutes and commercial companies. The consortia are now all working towards their Critical Design Reviews (CDR) in the very near future within tight cost-capped budgets. The output of these CDRs will act as the basis for the Construction Plan and Proposal in 2018. The picture above shows Phil Diamond, Director General of the SKA Office, giving one of the opening presentations of the meeting.

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