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8:01am 15th January 2012

A West Cornwall MP pays tribute as a don helping to re-open Goonhilly is found dead.

Andrew George says Professor Steve Rawlings played a "pivotal role" in pushing forward the case to develop the Lizard satellite station.

He wanted to use it to explore the far reaches of space.

A fellow don questioned on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.

In a statement, Professsor Rawlings' wife Linda said she believes this was a "tragic accident".

8:01am 15th January 2012

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