29 May 2018 – Following the recent announcement of an £8.4m investment in Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall, to help create the world’s first commercial deep-space communications station, Goonhilly is inviting companies to bid for a major part of the upgrade to the 32 m-diameter GHY-6 antenna, one of Goonhilly’s largest antennas.
The upgrade aims to meet the high-end performance and technology requirements needed by ESA, NASA and private space exploration companies for deep-space communications, including high bit-rate data links.
Goonhilly plans to award one contract to a prime contractor for the RF element of the antenna build. If you believe that your company could prime, or be part of the supply chain, then you are invited to Goonhilly to inspect the antenna and meet potential prime contractors bidding for the work on Wednesday 6 June 2018.
For further information, please register your interest.