PlatsCo-located in South Africa and Australia
SKA, The Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, will have a total collecting area of over one square kilometre. The project is being funded by 11 countries, and the budget for Phase 1 of the construction is EUR 650 million. This initial phase will provide ten percent of the capacity of the finished facility. The telescope will be able to scan the sky ten thousand times faster than before, and will provide the highest-resolution astronomical images. The first observations are expected in the mid-2020s.