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Workers installing the expanded antenna array in the Murchison. Photo: Curtin University

SKA precursor telescope doubled in size

A $2.2 million expansion of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope has been completed, doubling the number of antenna stations at the facility, as design work on the planned Square Kilometre Array continues.

The 16-month expansion project increased the number of antenna stations at the remote facility from 128 to 256, according to Curtin University, which is leading the project.

Geraldton-based contractor Gco Electrical undertook the work with staff and students from the university and the facility’s international partners.

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