Saturday, June 27, 2015


The last of twenty big satellite dishes has been removed from the Television Centre site this week.

Eight have gone to a new BBC sat farm at an unidentified location. In a sort of neat way, the remainder have been sold to the Goonhilly Earth Station, once the downstation for Telstar, built and run by the Post Office, which brought the first satellite pictures across the Atlantic on July 11 1962.

The satellite end of the Goonhilly business was closed down by BT in 2006, but now private investors are trying to build new lines of business, looking at deep space communications and more.

Picture by Mike O'Dwyer from GetWestLondon.

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