October 2017

120 delegates attended Superfast Business Cornwall's "Connect to the Future - Use digital technology to boost your business communication" event at Goonhilly Earth Station.

GES staff also welcomed old and new connections at our stand at the Bloodhound SSC VIP Day on 26th October at Cornwall Airport Newquay. 

September/October 2017 - Education & Careers events at Eden

GES staff presented our educational programmes, advice on careers in the space sector, and training/apprenticeship offers during the Cornwall Careers Offer Launch on 29th September and Next Steps SW's Be Inspired at Eden event on 4th October, both at the Eden Project in St. Austell. We also hosted a stand together with Spaceport Cornwall at the Cornwall Skills Show at the Bloodhound SSC event at Cornwall Airport Newquay on 30th October.

September 2017 - SpaceTech SW 2017 Launch

Stakeholders from across the Southwest came to Goonhilly to be part of the launch of the Spacetech SW 2017 incubation cohort. Four start-ups were welcomed by the region, including entrepreneurs from Falmouth, Exeter, Warrington, and even Novosibirsk in Russia. The cohort then embarked on a three day programme run by SETsquared Exeter, focusing on space & satellite technology, business practices and practicing their pitches. The incubator is run by the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, and funded by the UK Space Agency.

September 2017 - IBC Amsterdam

Several GES staff including three of our directors attended the media, entertainment and technology show in Amsterdam. Together with the Cornwall AeroSpace Development Programme, we hosted a gin & tonic reception on our stand, which was a great success. The reception was kindly sponsored by Southwest Distillery, who provided their Tarquin's Gin - directly from Cornwall!  The feedback on the quality of the Cornish gin was fantastic and we're sure that many of our international guests will be seeking it out online.

July 2017 - IOP Science Ambassador Training Day

Dr Jenny Search from the IOP was on site to deliver a free, full-day workshop for 60 pupils between Year 7-9. They got to explore a variety of activities around the space-related topics, and will now be able to spread their knowledge and enthusiams further as Science Ambassadors.

July 2017 - Goonhilly & The Spaceport Initiative meets 5° - Mix & Mingle at Goonhilly

Together with the Women in Aerospace Europe (UK) group, we hosted an afternoon of presentations around Goonhilly and the Spaceport Initiative. Key speakers included Melissa Thorpe from Aerohub, and Deputy CEO of the UK Space Agency Ross James. The afternoon was rounded of by the first edition of our 5° networking reception.

July 2017 - Goonhilly Year 12 Summer School

We hosted 23 pupils from Lower Sixth from various schools across Cornwall and further away. They spent 5 days learning about satellite communications, space technology, and other related topics through lectures and hands-on exercises. They are now part of our growing alumni network, and we look forward to meeting them again at some point in their careers!

July 2017 - Jump Start AgriTech, Tremough Innovation Centre

Dr Kat Hickey attended the event organised by the South West Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications. It was great getting to know stakeholders and businesses in the agritech sector!

July 2017 - Independence Day - Maximising Technology in Health Care, Falmouth University

Several GES staff went to Penryn for a symposium on the use of various new technology in health care. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting individuals from several companies across the health care sector, and gaines some interesting insight into the latest developments. If you are in the health care sector and would like to discuss a possible collaboration please contact us!

May/June 2017 - UK Space Conference, Manchester

Several GES staff went to Manchester for three days to attend the UK Space Conference. The event was a great success, and included a special announcement: A new partnership between Goonhilly, Newquay Airport, and Orbital Access, who will set up camp on our site! Thanks to everyone who came out to meet us at the conference!

May 2017 - Applications of Satellite Technologies in the Mining Sector Workshop

The Satellite Applications Catapult together with the Cornwall Mining Alliance and Camborne School of Mines and GES hosted a full-day workshop on our beautiful site. Around 40 delegates from academia, the public sector and various industries in and around Cornwall enjoyed a series of engaging presentations and time for networking. The morning mist had cleared by the afternoon, just in time for a tour of our site to give the delegates the full picture of the operations out here on the Lizard.

March 2017 - Goonhilly Year 10 Work Experience

For a week Goonhilly Earth Station hosted six enthusiastic and motivated Year 10 students from Penryn & Mullion (Cornwall), Five Islands (Isles of Scilly) and Colstons (Bristol) on a full programme of all things 'Space & Satellites'. With comments including 'There isn't a thing I would or could change to my experience as it was perfect and precise'; 'My work experience at GES has surpassed my expectations' and 'I wish I could spend much longer here', we are sure that Rory, Guy, Theo, Molly, Samuel & Jack enjoyed a stimulating week and invaluable experiences. Read more here.

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