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Goonhilly Earth Station receives signals from the Moon as India’s Chandrayaan-3 successfully lands

Goonhilly Earth Station receives signals from the Moon as India’s Chandrayaan-3 successfully lands

Goonhilly’s GHY-6 antenna has been tracking the spacecraft, precisely determining its location during each critical stage, facilitating command transmissions, and importantly, post the successful landing, has received crucial telemetry and scientific data which will be forwarded to ESA’s ESOC mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, before being sent on to ISRO for analysis. Ian Jones, CEO and Founder of Goonhilly Earth Station comments, “Many congratulations to India and ISRO for the historic landing at the Moon’s South Pole by Chandrayaan3. Goonhilly is delighted and honoured to play a part by providing the communications link as part of the ESA team.”

Goonhilly Earth Station's role in transformative Lunar missions highlights the increasing demand for space communication infrastructure and the critical need for the company’s recently announced international expansion. As the number of space missions surges, along with the emergence of new players in the market, Goonhilly is uniquely positioned to address the shortage of communications capacity. Goonhilly is spearheading a new era of space exploration and reinforcing its status as the world's leading commercial deep space communications service provider and demonstrating key sovereign capability in the UK, forging partnerships with international space agencies to advance space exploration and the lunar economy

Goonhilly's pioneering efforts in space commercialisation have set a new standard in the industry. As the first commercial entity to offer lunar and deep space communication services, Goonhilly continues to break barriers and redefine the possibilities of space research and exploration. With its ongoing international expansion, Goonhilly will further enhance its capabilities, allowing customers' spacecraft to benefit from extended visibility on its network.

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