SKA Pathfinders

When complete, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will help answer some of the biggest questions in astronomy. While work continues on the project via The SKA Observatory – the Intergovernmental Organisation that will build and operate the SKA – the largest future science facility on the planet already has two precursor telescopes operating successfully at the SKA site in Australia, ASKAP and the MWA.

SKA Pathfinders – Projects & Facilities


The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a world-class radio telescope in outback WA.


The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a low-frequency radio telescope, located in WA at the site of the future SKA.