Advanced Television


FAST Channels TV partners with South Florida PBS

FAST Channels TV has partnered with PBS’ Health Channel to deliver a new FAST channel which will include a line-up of Health Channel original productions. Health Insiders digs deep into reliable medical information, spotlighting gripping patient stories and actionable advice from doctors, specialists, nurses, nutritionists and fitness specialists. Doctor Q & A provides viewers across […]

November 16, 2022

Launch success for Intelsat satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully placed two important Intelsat satellites into orbit on November 12th. Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32 were launched. They will help provide Intelsat’s replacement coverage to its client’s cable head-end with TV services and help guarantee Intelsat receives the FCC’s C-band compensation payment at the end of 2023. The launch, […]

November 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat Galaxy launches delayed

Bad weather from Storm Nicole in Florida caused a delay to the launch by SpaceX of two Intelsat Galaxy satellites. The launch is rescheduled for November 12th, but again wholly dependent on the weather. Intelsat’s Galaxy 31 and 32 are the passengers aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX has the rocket protected in a […]

November 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpaceX readies 2 Intelsat launches

SpaceX is scheduling November 8th for the launch of two Intelsat satellites: the operator’s Galaxy-31 and Galaxy-32 craft. The satellites are the next in Intelsat’s comprehensive Galaxy fleet refresh plan, a new generation of technology that will provide Intelsat Media customers in North America with high-performance media distribution capabilities and to cable operators cable head-ends. […]

November 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat Hotbird 13G successfully launched

SpaceX performed a flawless launch for Eutelsat’s 13G Hotbird satellite from Florida in the early hours of November 3rd at 1.22am local time. The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, Crew-4, CRS-25, and one Starlink mission. After stage separation, the first stage landed on the Just […]

November 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Hotbird 13G ready to launch

Eutelsat’s latest Hotbird satellite, 13G, is slated to launch on November 2nd from Cape Canaveral. The satellite will join its sister craft Hotbird 13F (pictured) which launched on October 15th. SpaceX says it is targeting to launch the Eutelsat Hotbird 13G mission to a geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral […]

November 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpaceX readies for busy week

SpaceX scrubbed a planned launch of 52 of its Starlink satellites (Mission 4-29) to its orbital fleet in a launch from Vandenburg. Originally scheduled for October 4th,there is now some uncertainty given the busy schedule that SpaceX has this week. At press time, it is hoped to get the launch away later today (October 4th) […]

October 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpaceX launch success at 6th attempt

Most unusually for SpaceX, it had to scrub five attempts to launch its latest batch of Starlink broadband satellites because of bad weather at Cape Canaveral. But the sixth attempt on September 18th was a flawless success. A Falcon 9 rocket placed 54 Starlinks into orbit (mission 4.34) at 8.18pm Florida time. The mission finally […]

September 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb to buy Astra Space engines

Airbus OneWeb Satellites (AOS), the joint-venture between constellation operator OneWeb and Airbus Defence & Space, have contracted with Astra Space to use and integrate Astra’s spacecraft engines into its Arrow small satellite portfolio. Financial details, nor delivery obligations were revealed. The AOS joint-venture is based near Merritt Island, Florida, very close to the Cape Canaveral […]

August 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpaceX adds another 54 Starlinks

SpaceX continues to populate its mega-constellation of orbiting broadband craft continues. Its mission 4-23 Falcon 9 rocket took off on Aigust 27th from Landing Complex 40 from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying 54 satellites weighing a combined 16 tonnes – the heaviest payload ever launched. Following launch the booster rocket landed flawlessly on to the ‘A […]

August 30, 2022By Chris Forrester