We want to remind you of our upcoming event at Goonhilly!

This is your invitation from SSPI UK, UK Catapult affiliate SWCoESA (South West Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence) and the team at Goonhilly Earth Station to join us at the event on Tuesday, 8 May 2018.

Goonhilly is a true icon in the UK satellite and space industry, with a rich heritage

It’s famous throughout the world for being one of three earth stations involved in the first transatlantic TV transmission (via Telstar) in 1962. It was present at the birth of Intelsat, Eutelsat and Inmarsat as well as the birth of the Internet as networks on the East and West coasts of USA were linked to Europe.

Goonhilly beamed the Moon landings to millions of viewers in 1969, Live-Aid in 1985, it took part in almost every major satellite communication development becoming the UK’s main route for international telephone calls via satellite, and it was the largest ground station for the Inmarsat network. As well as these astonishing firsts, Goonhilly is one of the main drivers of the new commercial economy of space communications opening up a gateway between the new space and international telephone, TV and data networks.


Date:   08 May 2018

Place:  Helston, Cornwall

Time:   13:00 – 17:00 BST


Speakers will include:

Anita Bernie, Director of Exploration Missions, Surrey Satellite Technology

Matt Cosby, Chief Scientist, Goonhilly Earth Station

Chris Lee, Head of Space Science, UK Space Agency

Marie-Claire Perkinson, Airbus



Please register through the SSPI UK website or through the Eventbrite.

If you have any questions, just email us at sspi_uk@sspi.org.