IN­VEST­MENT IN UK SPACE COMS

Sky at Night Magazine - - BULLETIN -

Goon­hilly Earth Sta­tion in Corn­wall, which pro­vides space­craft track­ing and mon­i­tor­ing ser­vices to some of the world’s largest satel­lite op­er­a­tors, has re­ceived a £24 mil­lion do­na­tion from UK busi­ness­man Peter Har­g­reaves. The sta­tion has al­ready joined the Deep Space com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work, the first pri­vate operator to do so, and this in­vest­ment will help it grow even fur­ther. The fund­ing in­jec­tion is par­tic­u­larly well timed, as Corn­wall is one of the po­ten­tial sites for a fu­ture UK space­port.

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