Goonhilly Earth Station

Goonhilly Earth Station

Who is Goonhilly Earth Station?

Goonhilly is the UK’s Space Communications Gateway and a recognised centre of excellence in Communications Engineering, Teleport Services, R&D and Manufacturing.     As Spaceport Cornwall’s tracking partner, and home to the AI Institute, Goonhilly is well placed as the world’s most capable ground station.

A Unique Location
Goonhilly is situated in a unique location and at a strategic geographic ‘space crossroads’.

It is perfectly positioned to support:

  • Commercial satellite communications
  • The International Space Station
  • Deep space communications
  • Radio astronomy & space science
Goonhilly Earth Station

Space Data in Cornwall

Goonhilly Earth Station offers a range of satellite services to companies worldwide and acts as a catalyst for multi-sector growth through space derived data and digital applications. Goonhilly’s capabilities include Near Space, Deep Space and Edge of Space data processing with AI. Goonhilly Earth Station’s AI and DL suite will help accelerate businesses who require fast, secure and local access to EO.

The Goonhilly AI Institute

Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd is building an “Institute for Space Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning” together with an expanding group of UK Universities. This collaboration includes our partners at University of Oxford, University Manchester, University of Leeds and University of Hertfordshire.

The mathematics of digital signal processing, radio astronomy, artificial intelligence and machine learning are closely connected, and we are using our cross-sectoral skills to apply using our cross-sectoral skills to apply algorithms developed in one field to solve problems in another. We have invested in a number of GPU and FPGA based supercomputers which provide massive parallel processing capacity.

This, together with our LEO tracking capability dedicated to downlinking EO data directly into our data centre, provides us with the capability to derive new high-value data sets for various markets including agri-tech, coastal monitoring, traffic monitoring, and flood warning, to name but a few.

The institute will contain incubation space for companies to come and use the facilities at Goonhilly and work with us and our partners.


As a designated Enterprise Zone – the UK government’s flagship programme for technology parks – we offer a vibrant and affordable place to do business, including our recently upgraded conference facilities for hire.