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Work starts on Square Kilometre Array global HQ site

Building work has begun on the Square Kilometre Array’s global headquarters at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, in Cheshire.

On 28 April, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to mark the start of the construction of a building that will be home to more than 135 staff from more than 13 countries, who will manage the construction and operation of the Square Kilometre Array telescopes, located in Southern Africa and Western Australia.

The finished telescopes will be several times more sensitive and hundreds of times faster at mapping the sky than today’s best radio astronomy facilities, the SKA Organisation said in a statement.

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