Goonhilly Earth Station

Goonhilly Earth Station

Goonhilly Earth Station – Home of satellite communications….

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is located on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, UK. It’s famous for many reasons, but perhaps most notably, for receiving the first ever trans-Atlantic satellite TV images, broadcast by Telstar, on 11 July 1962.

Goonhilly Earth Station is set for a transformation to a new Space Science centre by a new company Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) Ltd.

Goonhilly is already open for commercial business, and is fully operational as a satellite communications teleport. Goonhilly Earth Station carries business internet data, and also is used as a command and control centre gateway for controlling various satellites.

The Visitor Centre at Goonhilly is currently closed for refurbishment. We’re working hard to ensure the Visitor Centre will re-open as soon as possible and we will update the website as soon as there is news.

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