GOONHILLY'S MISSION TO THE MOON

After 50 years – we’re going back to the moon – and this time will be the world’s first commercial mission led by two of the UK’s most pioneering entrepreneurial companies: Goonhilly and SSTL

2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. It will also be the year that private moon missions begin! Our plan is to launch a spacecraft, “Lunar Pathfinder”, built in the UK by SSTL, and tracked and operated by Goonhilly. Lunar Pathfinder will carry a payload of customer owned and built nano-satellites to lunar orbit. Once in orbit, Lunar Pathfinder will release the nano-satellites, some of which will remain in orbit and some may land on the lunar surface.

  • Lunar Pathfinder Mission

    Goonhilly and SSTL are teaming up with ESA to create the world's first commercial deep space mission. We plan to carry customer payload in the form of cube-sats into lunar orbit and provide the relay …

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  • Call for Lunar Missions and Payloads

    Goonhilly and SSTL are launching a new kind of mission - taking a payload of cubesats to the moon and providing the communications link back to earth. A new era in low cost space exploration. Launch …

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  • Goonhilly Mission Control

    Our engineering expertise and experience at Goonhilly includes a deep knowledge and understanding of all aspects of mission operations. Our engineers have experience with a number of ESA missions. …

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  • Future Missions

    With the growth in commercial space missions we have ambitions to add additional large antennas at the Goonhilly site to our Deep Space Inventory. We also plan to expand our commercial Deep Space …

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