- Space and satellite industry veteran with strong engineering and business development background to expand Goonhilly’s reach across region
Cornwall, UK. 13th July, 2018. Satellite communications innovator and space gateway, Goonhilly Earth Station, today announced the appointment of Bob Gough as Head of Business Development, Australia and Asia-Pacific. Based in Australia, Gough’s role is to spearhead commercial expansion for Goonhilly across the region, develop new business opportunities and grow Goonhilly’s customer base.
Goonhilly offers unmatched connectivity to businesses seeking international expansion. It provides access to all global satellite constellations, interconnected with bundles of subsea cables delivering worldwide high-capacity terrestrial reach, and local ultrafast fibre broadband. As a result, Goonhilly can serve as the gateway to the world and to space for regional satellite operators, broadcasters and enterprises based in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets.
Dr Bob Gough BSc, PhD, CEng, MIET, MAIAA has spent over 35 years in the space and satellite communications industry. His experience includes working on major projects in co-operation with international space agencies including ESA. Additionally, he has founded several successful technology companies.
He has in-depth experience in the design and technology employed across all frequencies (VHF, UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka) both on spacecraft payloads and in earth stations. His expertise spans system design from equipment to the management of spacecraft subsystem contracts.
He has worked on earth stations including TT&C stations, traffic stations operating in all satcoms bands, dual-band earth stations, specialised facilities such as satellite in-orbit testing stations, propagation measurement stations and radiometers. Projects have been carried out on large earth stations carrying traffic for whole countries, small business terminals, offshore oil rig terminals, fixed and transportable military earth stations, VSAT terminals, mobile terminals and TV uplink stations.
“With all the opportunities created by more affordable access to space we are seeing an explosion in creativity and innovation. As Goonhilly continues to drive forward the commercial possibilities of space, there will be new business-enhancing opportunities for organisations across Australia and Asia-Pacific,” said Gough.