NASA releases magnificent new images of the Milky Way

The psychedelic composite image shows “clouds of gas at temperatures of millions of degrees, neutron stars and white dwarf stars tearing material from companion stars and beautiful tendrils of radio emission.” It combines Chandra’s X-ray data in green and blue with radio data seen in red from the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa.

Etse’s X-Band Transmitter in Space

Cape Town – The continent’s most advanced nanosatellite, the ZACube-2, was taken into space by a Soyuz rocket in the early hours of the morning on Thursday.

How South Africa built one of the world’s most advanced telescopes

EMSS Antennas, which is based near Cape Town, built the receivers for MeerKAT using a team of 30 engineers. “It was really an incredible achievement,” said company director Isak Theron, who added that the project helped the firm attract top talent from across South Africa.

MeerKAT radio telescope inaugurated in South Africa

Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza, today officially inaugurated the MeerKAT radio telescope. After a decade in design and construction, this project of South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology has now begun science operations. At the launch event, a panorama obtained with the new telescope was unveiled that reveals extraordinary detail in the region … Read More

SKA Prototype Dish Assembled For The First Time

The first fully assembled SKA dish was unveiled today at a ceremony in Shijiazhuang, China, by the Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, in the presence of representatives from the countries involved and the SKA Organisation. The dish is one of two final prototypes that will be tested ahead of production of an early array.

Enterprise Africa Issue 65

Taking our understanding of the Universe to new heights. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope ever built and capable of producing science that changes our understanding of the universe. December/January Edition of Enterprise Africa.

The sound of deep space – MeerKAT on BBC

In the emptiest corner of South Africa, telescopes are being built to search up to 9 billion light years away. Sensitive enough to detect a mobile phone signal on Jupiter, EMSS Antennas is proud to part of the MeerKAT project.