Goonhilly expands satellite broadcasting offerings
July 10, 2018
Satellite communications innovator and space gateway, Goonhilly Earth Station, has launched its roadmap and outlined developments which will galvanise its position in the satellite industry and place it firmly at the vanguard of the new space economy driven by private investment and solid growth performance. With the agility of a start-up yet with many science and technology firsts under its belt, this roadmap underpins the firm’s ambition to become a world-leading space connectivity nexus and centre of innovation.
Following a £24 million funding injection by UK billionaire Peter Hargreaves in May 2018, Goonhilly’s roadmap includes:
- Installing new deep space antennas for the launch of the first private deep space communication network. It will support commercial lunar and Mars missions from 2020
- Investing in infrastructure and facilities in the US and Australia to support deep space projects, LEO constellations and international terrestrial projects
- Construction of a state-of-the-art, green data centre featuring unparalleled connectivity
- The opening of an R&D and manufacturing facility to support customers, to design and develop a range of satellite communications products and to further grow well-established partnerships with university researchers
- Investing in talent across business development, operations and engineering
“Many of the world’s leading space companies have already selected Goonhilly as a trusted partner. As we enter into our next chapter of expansion, our aim is to be the preferred partner for organisations seeking to take advantage of our disruptive, entrepreneurial approach to business. We are always seeking opportunities to add value for our clients, so they can grow their businesses as we grow ours. We have the skills and facilities to deliver that growth as well as access to an unprecedented range of connectivity and technical options,” said Ian Jones, CEO and Co-Founder of Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd, the privately held company which acquired the iconic 164-acre Cornwall site from BT in 2014.