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Curiosity Stream announces 2022 originals

Curiosity, the global factual streaming service and media company, has announced a sneak peek into its 2022 slate of original series and feature-length documentary films, featuring more originals for Curiosity Stream and Curiosity Channel than any previous year. Several popular series are back for new seasons plus new titles showcasing compelling stories from biomimicry, asteroids, […]

February 25, 2022

NASA unsettled by Starlink plans

NASA, by and large, has a cordial relationship with Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket business. The space agency is a major client for SpaceX and an enthusiastic supporter where it has committed millions of dollars to SpaceX for its launch system and rocket connectivity to the International Space Station. But now, it is complaining about Starlink. […]

February 11, 2022

Musk changing mind on Starlink launches?

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is altering its plan to send another 30,000 satellites in its Starlink mega-constellation into space using its existing Falcon 9 rocket fleet. A SpaceX lawyer, William Wiltshire, in a letter to the FCC explains that progress on the constellation is moving forward better than expected and that SpaceX plans to start launching […]

January 12, 2022

SpaceX to launch Starship from Florida

Up until now all of Elon Musk’s efforts related to SpaceX’s huge Starship rocket have been focussed on its headquarters base in South Texas at the Gulf coastal Boca Chica village, near Brownsville. But Musk’s team have now started pouring concrete at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre part of the Cape Canaveral […]

December 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

NASA wants new space station designs

NASA has awarded a total of $415 million to three businesses with a brief to come up with a design of a commercial space station. Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin is one of the chosen few ($130 million) along with Nanoracks ($160 million) and Northrop Grumman ($125.6 million). The agreements are part of NASA’s efforts to […]

December 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

Disney+’s Among the Stars to explore NASA mission

Disney+ has unveiled its newest original series, Among the Stars, with all episodes of the six-part series streaming exclusively on Disney+ from October 6th. The docuseries, produced by Fulwell 73, follows NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy as he embarks on one last mission. Through intimate footage, personal video diaries and livestream footage — stationed both […]

September 15, 2021By Nik Roseveare

SpaceX wins $178m NASA contract

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration rocket company has received another major endorsement. NASA is awarding it a $178 million (€151.1m) launch contract to send a mission – the Europa Clipper – to one of Jupiter’s moons. The news will not affect SpaceX’s imminent start of its Starlink broadband-by-satellite service, but it shows that NASA believes that […]

July 26, 2021By Chris Forrester

Virginia approves new rocket site

The Accomack Board of Supervisors in Virginia have approved the rezoning of 26 acres of land that is currently zoned for agricultural use. Its most recent usage was as a chicken farm. But it is the acreages close proximity to the existing Wallops Island rocket launch facility that makes the changes valuable. The beneficiaries are […]

July 26, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite comms sector worth $46bn by 2028

Fortune Business Insights, in a report on the satellite communications (SATCOM) market potential says that the sector will be worth $46.5 billion (€39.4bn) by 2028. The industry is set to gain

July 23, 2021By Chris Forrester

Ultra HD Forum: “Hard to make business case for 8K”

There are now five 8K television services available, although the longest-established service (BS8K) is only available in Japan. The other 4 services are available internationally, and include: · NASA, an OTT service launched in 2018 · Rakuten TV, OTT launched in 2018 · The Explorers, OTT available since 2019 · YouTube, OTT, since 2013 Japan’s […]

July 15, 2021By Chris Forrester