Our Sensitive Telescopes Help Scientists Explore The Universe
Since 1968, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been a global leader designing and building some of the world's most advanced optical telescope mirror structures and radio telescope antennas. Our telescope structures and antennas can be found throughout North America, South America, Australia, Europe, India, the Arctic Circle and the South Pole.
Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory's primary goal is to provide a radio telescope array that will allow scientists to observe and image galaxies out to the edge of the universe, and stars and planets in their formative stages with unprecedented clarity. General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies designed and built 25 twelve-meter antennas for the North American portion of the project.
The MeerKAT Radio Telescope array is a technologically advanced radio telescope designed to detect and map radio-frequency signals coming from the furthest reaches of the universe. When completed, the MeerKAT array will be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere.