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SpaceX adds 22 Starlinks

SpaceX launched a smaller number of its Starlink satellites into orbit on August 6th, with each satellite being the larger and more powerful Version 1.5 craft. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket placed 22 of these Version 1.5 ‘mini’ Starlinks into their transfer orbits. The launch takes the overall number of Starlinks launched to 4,903, of […]

August 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Mediapro opens Florida virtual production centre

Grup Mediapro’s Mediapro US subsidiary has launched the largest virtual production centre in South Florida, along with BrandStar, a major US producer. The new facility includes a giant LED wall – 24 metres wide, 7 metres high and with over 1,000 panels – at its Miami studios. As part of the deal, BrandStar designed, constructed […]

June 22, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Success for Arabsat’s BADR-8

After numerous delays caused by bad weather over Florida, Arabsat’s latest satellite, BADR-8 launched at 3.25am UTC on May 27th. The near-5 tonnes satellite was finally lofted into a geostationary transfer orbit having suffered delays by thick cloud and strong winds and even on the day of lift-off the launch teams were suffering anxieties over […]

May 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Spaceport resurrects Sea Launch concept

Once upon a time there was Sea Launch, a US/Norway/Russia/Ukraine consortium that used a converted oil-rig plus a support ship, to equatorially launch rockets and their satellites from the sea and using Zenit rockets. Sea Launch operated from 1999 to 2014 and successfully launched 32 rockets, although suffered a total of three complete failures and […]

May 24, 2023

SpaceX extends reuse of Falcon 9 boosters

SpaceX regularly reuses its Falcon 9 booster rockets. Reuse levels of eight or 10 time are now fairly routine. Indeed, some boosters have now flow 13 to 15 times. William Gerstenmaier, VP/Build & Flight Reusability at SpaceX, now says that booster refurbishing is taking place to extend the life of a typical booster to a […]

May 18, 2023

Terran Orbital under financial pressure

Florida-based Terran Orbital is having a tough time. Following on from its May 15th quarterly report its share price dropped by almost 18 per cent, not helped by concerns that a major client might also be suffering a cash squeeze. May 16th saw a modest recovery of 1.6 per cent in its share price. Terran […]

May 17, 2023

Starlink on Florida trains

Brightline, a train operator in Florida, is installing SpaceX’s Starlink broadband by satellite service on 10 of its trains. The services connect major cities throughout the US state. The announcement comes following Starlink gaining regulatory approval to deliver its signals to moving vehicles. The ‘free’ service is initially available on five trains serving Miami and […]

May 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Arabsat BADR-8 shipped to Florida

Arabsat’s latest satellite, its impressive BADR-8, has been flown from the Airbus Space & Defence facility in Toulouse, France, to its launch pad in Florida. The launch, towards the end of this month, will be handled by SpaceX. BADR-8 is a latest next generation geostationary Eurostar Neo satellite. The satellite will provide connectivity over Europe, […]

May 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat’s 40e arrives for launch

Intelsat’s latest addition to its fleet, its I-40e ‘epic’ craft has arrived at the SpaceX launch site in Florida. Launch time is 04.39am UTC on April 7th, subject to the usual weather considerations and technical limitations. SpaceX will use one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The satellite is an ‘Epic’ version and will join the […]

April 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Pickleball Slam on ESPN

On April 2nd, ESPN will broadcast the inaugural Pickleball Slam featuring tennis legends Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick. Created and produced by Horizon Sports & Experiences (HS&E) and InsideOut Sports & Entertainment (ISE), the 2023 event will take place at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in […]

March 31, 2023