ASKAP CSIRO Radio Telescope WA
ASKAP, or the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, is the next generation radio telescope being developed by the CSIRO. Made up of 36 identical antennae, each 12 metres in diameter, working together as a single instrument. It will be one of the world’s premier radio telescopes.
MIRAIT Technologies Australia was awarded the project management and construction of the 400km Optical Fibre build between Geraldton and ASKAP for the ASKAP Radio Telescope in Western Australia.
Constructed over 7 months, staff and contractors had to endure some of the harshest weather conditions possible, with temperatures reaching 50 degrees, and overcome obstacles such as extreme rain and flooding events.
The project was successfully delivered by Mirait Technologies Australia, with the CSIRO announcing to the Federal Parliament that the transmission of light along the 400km build was a major milestone in the development of the telescope.