Members of Poldhu Amateur Radio Club recently received a “thank you” card from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for their part in one of its missions.

Poldhu amateurs together with more than 1,000 others around the world transmitted the letters H and I in extremely slow Morse Code to the spacecraft Juno during a fly-by last October, which were synchronised by the USA’s NASA website, enabling engineers to check the sensitivity of the on-board receiver.

Juno is now on its way to Jupiter to complete 33 orbits during one earth year, collecting scientific data, before being crashed into the planet’s atmosphere.