Satcoms Innovation Group and Goonhilly Earth Station partner to host the SIG Annual Workshop 2020


The Satcoms Innovation Group is partnering with Goonhilly Earth Station, to host the SIG Annual Workshop. The event will take place on 19th-21st May 2020 in Helston, Cornwall, UK. The workshop brings together technical operations professionals from across the satellite industry to discuss current and future challenges of LEO, MEO and Deep Space. The Satcoms Innovation Group focuses on satellite innovation for the improvement of operational efficiency. SIG will be collaborating with experts from across the industry to discuss solutions and present ideas. This event will centre around the technical issues created by LEO launches, discuss the innovations needed to resolve those challenges and share the current available solutions. Additional presentations will focus on how deep space missions impact the future of the industry. The workshop will include a tour of the facility at Goonhilly Earth Station, one of the most recognised names in the space industry. Goonhilly is synonymous with innovative British engineering and technological skills and is at the heart of the satellite communications industry. Laura Botha, Sales Support Manager, Goonhilly explains: “The SIG workshops are essential for developing an understanding of the challenges facing the satellite industry. Attendees gain valuable insights from other professionals; I feel strongly that we must work collaboratively to enable the development of effective solutions. We are excited to host the 2020 workshop at Goonhilly and look forward to sharing our operations and facilities with attendees.” Helen Weedon, Managing Director, SIG, added: “It’s an exciting time both for SIG and the satellite industry as a whole. Our workshops are valuable as they introduce professionals from throughout the industry and provide them with an opportunity to discuss and shape the industry according to its latest developments. The workshop at Goonhilly will provide both GSO and non-GSO professionals with a chance to discuss the overarching challenges being faced throughout the industry, as well as explore the layers of interconnectivity within satellite communications." Over the 3-day event there will be a series of case study presentations, geared towards understanding industry requirements and operational needs. The workshop is a great opportunity for participants to discuss their thoughts and work together to build cohesive and reliable development solutions. In addition, this year SIG will be opening the floor to a limited number of lightning presentations, giving professionals 5 minutes to present an innovation or discuss a solution at the forum. There are a limited number of slots for speakers available so please get in touch early to avoid disappointment. Contact press@satig.space to book. SIG directors welcome both members and non-members to the workshop and you can find further details of the costs associated with the event here.

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