Goonhilly is just south of Helston, on The Lizard, in Cornwall.
With over 60 dishes on site, Goonhilly is the largest satellite earth station in the world.
transmit to every corner of the globe via space, and through undersea fibre
optic cables, Goonhilly simultaneously handles millions of international phone
calls, emails, and TV broadcasts.
We took a visit and had a look around!
The Goonhilly station is maintained and operated by British Telecom.
You can click here
to go to the Official Goonhilly Web Site.
There is a Visitors' Centre, which offers an interesting, in-depth
view into how telecommunications technologies work and contribute to the
Here's a few pics and a bit about some of the bigger dishes there: