Welcome to Cornwall Space
Did you know that Cornwall is leading some of the biggest innovations currently taking place in space?
Opportunities are increasing for businesses in the UK and beyond to expand into Cornwall and benefit from the skills and expertise within Cornwall’s space sector.
With a dedicated horizontal launch site, the world’s most capable satellite ground station, deep space communications, earth observation, flight testing and satellite launches, Cornwall is rapidly becoming a world leading technology destination for businesses.
Coupled with our unmatched funding opportunities in the data, space and aerospace sectors, Cornwall is the home of innovation in the UK – and you could be part of it.
Click on our map, to find out who else is in Cornwall, working in space technology, space services, satellite data, or satellite applications: Space Cluster Map
Cornwall’s space vision
Cornwall’s ambitions are to accelerate growth in the Space and Data sectors, building on Cornwall’s strengths in these industries.
We work with national Government to grow the UK Space economy and in doing so we are growing Cornwall’s economy – securing jobs and investment for the future of Cornwall’s people.
Investment in infrastructure by local government at Spaceport Cornwall and Goonhilly Earth Station ensures the continued growth of the aerospace and space clusters there, enabling manufacturing and testing of aerospace and space flight technologies.
Launching the UK back into Space
In 2022 Spaceport Cornwall will make history, when Virgin Orbit achieves the first ever orbital satellite launch from UK soil.
Utilise the power of space data in Cornwall
Gain market advantage and business insights using satellite data launched, tracked, and downlinked in Cornwall. Grasp this opportunity to explore the possibilities of space derived data, to find new cross-sector applications and market opportunities.
The world’s most capable satellite ground station
Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd is leading missions to the Moon, Deep Space and beyond.
Cornwall Airport Newquay
Cornwall Airport Newquay has state-of-the-art infrastructure, one of the UK's longest runways, uncongested airspace, direct maritime access and an unparalleled aviation environment.
Goonhilly Earth Station’s Enterprise Zone
Goonhilly’s Enterprise Zone status is unique in the Space industry and makes the Earth Station one of the best places in Europe to grow your space business freely and without restrictions.
With AeroSpace Cornwall’s connections to Goonhilly Earth Station, your business can benefit from access to space communications, data storage and processing, well-equipped labs, ample office and workshop space and zero business rates.
Aerohub Enterprise Zone
Located at Cornwall Airport Newquay, Aerohub's Enterprise Zone’s goal is incubating space start-ups and SMEs, attracting investment, and facilitating collaborative projects. It is also home to the Aerohub Business Park development. Open to businesses from all sectors, 53.5 acres are now build-ready. The
ideal choice for companies looking to gain a foothold in the UK.
Leading Space Research, Training and Satellite Applications
Cornwall is home to several globally recognized training and research centres. The South West Centre of Excellence, the regional hub of the Satellite Applications Catapult, supports businesses using satellite applications. Their role is to help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.
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.
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By 2030 Cornwall will:
Be a leader in the national space programme by exploiting the physical, digital and intellectual assets in Cornwall and using satellite data to overcome local and global challenges, such as the impact of climate change.
Be the UK’s primary data communications and satellite operations centre for Government, commercial and academic-led exploration and deep space missions, enhanced by the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Have made history as the first centre for horizontal launch services.
Space Cluster MapThis map gives you a list of businesses in Cornwall that use space technology, space services, satellite data or satellite applications.