Goonhilly 1 satellite dish

Goonhilly 1 satellite dish

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Credit: MARTYN F. CHILLMAID/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Goonhilly 1 satellite dish. This satellite dish, also known as Arthur, was the first open parabolic dish. It was built in 1962 to link with the Telstar 1 communications satellite. Goonhilly in Cornwall, UK, was once the largest satellite Earth station in the world. Arthur is now a Grade 2 Listed structure. The 25.9 metre dish weighs 1118 tonnes.

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