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The opening of GHY-6 at Goonhilly

Media Invite

Launch of GHY-6 & Milo Institute Ambassador Announcement

Where: Goonhilly Earth Station, Helston, TR12 6LQ

When: Friday June 11th, 5pm

What: As part of the G7 summit, you are invited to the opening of the GHY-6 antenna and mission control centre at Goonhilly Earth Station. There will also be exclusive announcements on the next era of space exploration from Cornwall, including the signing of the MILO Ambassador collaboration between Cornwall Development Company, through AeroSpace Cornwall, and the MILO Space Institute.

Why: The 32m satellite dish has been upgraded through a 2-year programme funded by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP, UK Space Agency and ESA. Following training missions where the antenna received the UK’s first communications from the surface of Mars, the GHY-6 is now qualified.

It is the world’s first commercial deep space antenna and will become part of the trusted ESA and NASA deep space networks.

The MILO Ambassador collaboration between AeroSpace Cornwall and the MILO Space Institute is an exciting partnership, which will accelerate technology maturation across the Cornwall Space Cluster. The established ecosystem, designed to mature new technologies and space science programs, offers members of the Cornwall Space Cluster access to relevant expertise in satellite build, test, integration and operation. AeroSpace Cornwall are working with Goonhilly Earth Station to deliver the MILO Ambassador program, focusing initially on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly region then expanding across the UK and the rest of the world.

Who: You will have the opportunity to tour the Goonhilly site, as well as host interviews with representatives of Cornwall’s space cluster and the UK space industry.

Cornwall Space Cluster:

Covid-19 Health & Safety Advice:

In accordance with our guidelines:

• We will require evidence of a negative COVID-19 test (lateral flow)  from within the previous 24 hours of your attendance. There will also  be limited capacity for onsite testing if you are unable to provide  the evidence mentioned above, but please make your own testing  arrangements ahead of time if at all possible.

• All attendees will be required to comply with standard social  distancing requirements – 2 m wherever possible or 1 m+ in areas  where the former may be difficult.

• Wearing of face coverings will be mandatory indoors unless you are  eating, drinking or delivering information as an event speaker.

• All areas used for the event will be ventilated to the outside, which  may affect room temperatures.

• We will be participating in the NHS Test & Trace scheme.

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