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SKA Project

The Square Kilometre Array is a global science and engineering project to build the world’s largest radio telescope.



Artist’s impression of the SKA at night. Credit: SKA Organisation

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with a square kilometre (one million square metres) of collecting area. The scale of the SKA represents a huge leap forward in both engineering and research & development towards building and delivering a unique instrument, with the detailed design and preparation now well under way. As one of the largest scientific endeavours in history, the SKA will bring together a wealth of the world’s finest scientists, engineers and policy makers to bring the project to fruition.

INAF is involved in SKA by Ccientific and Technological activity, and it's present in the following consortiums:


The main SKA web site can be found at: and in italian languagge: