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‘Gas leak’ caused Falcon 9 explosion

Elon Musk-backed rocket company SpaceX says that a breach in its cryogenic helium tank, part of the second stage of the rocket’s oxygen tank seems to have caused the September…

4 companies control half of W. Europe pay-TV subs

The 73 top operators collectively accounted for 93 per cent of Western Europe’s pay-TV subscribers by end-2015, according to analyst firm Digital TV Research. Despite adding 7 million subscribers to…

Ukraine bans 77 Russian channels

Ukraine is still seeking to replace Russian TV channels onto its DTH satellite and cable networks. The chairman of the Ukraine’s National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting, Yuriy Artemenko,…

MEASAT named Regional Operator of the Year

MEASAT has been named “Regional Operator of the Year” in Euroconsult’s 13th Annual Awards for Excellence in Satellite Communications. The annual award, presented at the World Satellite Business Week conference…

Avanti still talking to buyers/investors

Avanti still talking to buyers/investors

London-based Avanti Communications says it is still in discussion with “a number” of potential acquirers or investors around a “strategic” transaction and that discussions are on-going with interested parties. Meanwhile,…

Ariane sees “demand surge” following SpaceX problem

The September 1st fireball catastrophe on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has, not surprisingly, meant an immediate boost for France’s Ariane 5 rocket launcher. Arianespace CEO Stephane Israel told journalists…

ESA approves Ariane-6 scheme

The European Space Agency (ESA) has, as expected, formally approved the plan to design and build the ‘next generation’ Ariane-6 rocket. While the planning for Ariane-6 started some years ago,…

Isle of Man set for broadcast media boost

The September 9th announcement that satellite operator SES is to build a new teleport on the Isle of Man could lead to growth in the broadcast media sector, according to…

SpaceX back in business during November?

SpaceX back in business during November?

Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president, speaking at Euroconsult’s Paris Space Business Week, told delegates that despite not yet knowing what caused he September 1st ‘fireball’ anomaly, she was extremely hopeful that…

Bezos to challenge SpaceX/Ariane

Bezos to challenge SpaceX/Ariane

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has confirmed that he will build a family of rockets, called ‘New Glenn’, which will be similar in concept to the reusable rockets already conceived by…

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