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What do we mean when we refer to Dish (DSH) in the SKA design?


The “Dish” element of the SKA is probably what most people think of as a radio telescope. But for the Dish (DSH) consortium, it means all of the all activities necessary to prepare for the procurement of the SKA dishes, including local monitoring & control of the individual dish in pointing and other functionality, their feeds, necessary electronics and local infrastructure. The Dish element of the SKA includes planning for manufacturing of all components, the shipment and installation on site of each dish (including feeds and other components) and the acceptance testing. The existing SKA dish precursors and pathfinders are a separate entity, this is about building the future of the SKA itself.