SKA precursor helps track objects in Australian skies
Astronomers are partnering with industry to harness one of Australia’s two SKA precursor telescopes, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA). The MWA will be used to detect and track satellites and space junk orbiting the earth, helping to evaluate the risk of collisions.
Commercialising technology developed for the Australian SKA Pathfinder
Quasar Satellite Technologies is commercialising multi-beam technology to meet booming demand for satellite ground stations. CSIRO developed the technology for its ASKAP radio telescope, a precursor to the SKA.