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Triple launch success for SpaceX

A bright Florida afternoon sky helped SpaceX and its Falcon 9 to successfully launch 49 of Starlink satellites on February 3rd. The triple success was the third Falcon 9 launch in barely 10 days. Two were from Florida and the other from Vandenberg Air Base in California. The two Floridian launches successfully returned their booster […]

February 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpaceX fourth attempt delayed by Cruise ship

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch team have had a troubled weekend. First, three scheduled launches of an Italian satellite were scrubbed because of bad weather at Cape Canaveral. The rescheduled launch was planned for January 30th (6.11pm Florida time) but a cruise liner sailed into the formal ’no go’ zone waters downrange from the Cape and […]

January 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

Next Starlink launch set for Jan 29

A Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX will launch another large batch of Starlink broadband by satellite craft on January 29th. It will be the third SpaceX launch within six days. SpaceX is launching an Italian satellite (January 27th at 11:11 pm EST for launch of COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 to orbit from SLC-40 in Florida) […]

January 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Another 49 Starlinks launched

A textbook launch by SpaceX saw an additional 49 Starlink satellites placed into their transfer orbits on January 18th. Despite a technical delay the rocket blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center pad at 21.02 Florida time. The Falcon 9’s booster landed some 9 minutes later on the floating drone-ship ‘A Shortfall of Gravitas’. This […]

January 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Airbus wins extra business for Florida factory

Airbus has won a series of contracts for a number of new satellites which will be built at its joint-venture (with OneWeb) Florida factory. The first couple of craft will be built at the Airbus facility in Toulouse prior to shifting construction to the Florida production base. The 15-unit order comes from San Francisco-based Loft […]

January 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

49 Starlinks ready to launch

SpaceX will launch 49 Starlink satellites from Kennedy Space Center today (January 18th). The launch is scheduled for 7.04 Florida time (00.04 UTC), subject to the usual weather considerations. The booster supporting this mission previously launched GPS III-3, Turksat 5A, Transporter-2, and six other Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first […]

January 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

QXC Communications launches advanced sreaming service

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that QXC Communications, a Florida-based service provider serving Home Owners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COAs) and residential communities, selected NAGRA’s US Streaming Solution to enable the replacement of its legacy video offering with a new fully-featured streaming […]

January 11, 2022

E3, NATPE cancel in-person events

Video game convention E3 will not be held as an in-person event in LA in June 2022, for the third year in a row. The decision was due to health risks surrounding Covid-19 and the “safety of exhibitors and attendees”, said organisers the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Last year the event was held digitally with […]

January 10, 2022

Starlink: 1880 satellites in orbit

December 18th saw two SpaceX launches; the first, from California saw the successful launch of an additional 52 Starlink satellites from the Vandenberg Airforce Base, meaning that Elon Musk’s broadband constellation now has some 1880 satellites in orbit, and mostly working. The second, from SpaceX’s traditional launch site in Florida, saw the successful placing of […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb holds onto Florida factory

OneWeb is currently building its satellites at a joint-venture facility it owns with Airbus Space & Defense in Florida. It recently emerged that it is planning to build its second-generation satellites in the UK. Airbus has existing UK manufacturing facilities in Portsmouth and Stevenage. OneWeb has now said that it has no plans to close […]

December 17, 2021By Chris Forrester