Traditional Satellite Markets for Space Exploration
Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd, together with SWCoESA & SSPI are hosting: 'Traditional Satellite Markets for Space Exploration'
5° Meets Open.Space Networking at Goonhilly
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is a large radiocommunication site located on Goonhilly Downs near Helston on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall. It was at one time the largest satellite earth station in the world. The site also links into undersea cable lines, and is an important part of the ongoing history of BT.
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 phone 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 and international telephone, TV and data networks.
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
The event and is open to all those interested. 8th May immediately follows Spring Bank Holiday, so why not make a weekend of it and enjoy Cornwall’s many attractions with your family? The timing of day event will allow for people to travel to Goonhilly by air, train or car on the day too. Goonhilly kindly hosts SSPI UK us for free including breaks – so no cost to SSPI UK members.