Goonhilly Ground Segment

The Ground Segment facility at Goonhilly in Cornwall has an operational S and X band tracking dish antenna, an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) / Very High Frequency (VHF) system, and a multi-mission capable facility that is dynamically reconfigurable on a passby-pass basis.

This facility provides users with a ‘bring-your-own solution’, where third party equipment can be installed. It offers a high level of connectivity, and data can be transmitted to the Catapult’s facilities in Harwell. We aim to allow customers to use this capability at a low cost-per-pass basis.

The tracking dish antenna system consists of a 3.7m dish with a dedicated cabin to house racks with the control and processing equipment. The VHF and UHF uplink/downlink system is for tracking, telemetry and control. The Ground Segment  also includes a networked video camera with IR illumination for monitoring the antennas and cabin 24/7. The site also features a network-connected anemometer which monitors wind speed, direction and external temperature.

For more information on this facility, please contact: info@sa.catapult.org.uk

Cookies on Catapult explained

To comply with EU directives we now provide detailed information about the cookies we use. To find out more about cookies on this site, what they do and how to remove them, see our information about cookies. Click OK to continue using this site.

OK