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October 19th, 2018

Goonhilly Earth Station Expands Their Operations Enabling Multitasking in Multi Locations

Satellite communications innovator and space gateway Goonhilly Earth Station has opened an office at the Cody Technology Park in Farnborough, Hampshire, UK, in support of the firm's plans to expand their consultancy, design engineering and small-scale manufacturing capabilities — The new office is located at the Cody Technology Park, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX.

Aerial photo of the Goonhilly Earth Station.

The new site gives Goonhilly more space to expand their design engineering team and attract talented engineers in the South-East and South-West of England who are keen to work at the forefront of the UK’s flourishing satellite communications sector. The teams in Farnborough and Goonhilly will collaborate closely.

For example, while the Farnborough team will be focused on deep space antenna array design, their colleagues in Cornwall will undertake the implementation. Goonhilly is also recruiting and investing in small-scale advanced manufacturing/production facilities at their Cornwall headquarters, where it plans to build these next-generation systems.

Working closely with the UK’s radio astronomy academic community, Goonhilly engineers are applying the latest radio astronomy techniques to innovative commercial projects, for example, the development of whole-sky antenna arrays for detecting and tracking satellites. These arrays enable other services including: IoT satellite terminals; 5G satellite systems; aeronautical terminals; and highly efficient and high-throughput modulation designs for constellation communications.

The Farnborough office perfectly complements Goonhilly’s teleport facilities in Cornwall, providing a second UK base from which to conduct electronics and systems design operations. It will be headed up by Goonhilly technical director and chief scientist Matt Cosby.

Executive Comment

Ian Jones, CEO, Goonhilly, said that with offices in both Cornwall and Farnborough, the company will be able to expand and attract a wider pool of engineering talent, while the Farnborough office will also serve as a convenient meeting place for many of the firm's customers and partners. This is an exciting time to join or work with the Goonhilly team as the company focuses in on helping to shape the new space economy with disruptive communications technologies.