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Satellite dishes at the SKA project site in Carnavon, South Africa.
Satellite dishes at the SKA project site in Carnavon, South Africa.
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In ceremonies held to celebrate the start of construction of the next phase of the SKA telescope, contracts to the value of R5.4 billion were announced for key infrastructure relating to the project and the manufacturing of antennas.

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