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Title: Goonhilly UK, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
Post by on Apr 15th, 2012 at 10:42am
Goonhilly UK, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 50th Anniversary.

SatMagazine, November 2011 Edition - Middle East, Africa and Latin American Markets.

July of 2012 will witness the 50th Anniversary of a grand, seasoned lady of satellite communications — Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station in the U.K.

Not wishing to pre-empt the many events and publications planned to mark this event by people far better qualified than I, October’s launch of two ground-breaking satellites — namely ViaSat1 and Galileo — has triggered memories of my 35 years of personal involvement with Goonhilly, its management and its staff.

Goonhilly’s Rebirth

Not only does Avanti PLC have one of its HYLAS 1 Ka-band satellite Earth stations (equipped with a Hughes Network Systems hub) on a small part of the site, but a new company called Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd. (GES) has been formed with the aim of transforming the remainder of the site.

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