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Space Channel on VIZIO SmartCast

Space Channel, the global news and entertainment media platform dedicated to space, has announced that its new Space Channel app is available on the VIZIO SmartCast platform in the US. Space Channel programming covers every aspect of the space genre with news, movies, exclusive events, and live coverage from every sector of the global space […]

June 22, 2021

SpaceX preps next batch of Starlinks

Elon Musk’s SpaceX May 4th launch of 60 Starlink craft will be followed by another 60 on – or about – May 9th. There will likely be another record broken. The May 9th launch, subject to the usual weather and technical limitations, is currently scheduled for 06.42am GMT (02.42am Florida time) and is the 27th […]

May 7, 2021By Chris Forrester

Intelsat, Telenor to offer 4K

Intelsat and Norway’s Telenor share the 1 degree West orbital position. The pair say they will expand their UHD 4K offerings to serve Scandinavian and Central Eastern European (CEE) viewers. The service has the potential to reach 18 million pay-TV viewers. The two channels on offer are from NASA and WOW TV “with new channels […]

February 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

SpaceX sets launch record

SpaceX launched 143 satellites on one rocket on January 24th including 10 of its own Starlink craft. The previous record was held by an Indian launch of 104 satellites in 2017. The impressive cargo formed SpaceX’s ‘Transporter-1’ mission, and while around 133 of the satellites were small, so-called cube-sats and ‘micro-sats’ it was nevertheless an […]

January 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

NASA concerned over new mega-constellation

AST & Science is planning a mega-constellation of satellites, called SpaceMobile, to provide 2G/3G/4G/5G connectivity anywhere on the planet, including aircraft broadband connectivity. Texas-based AST & Science (AST) has won investments from the likes of Vodafone and Japanese e-retailer Rakuten and bringing the amount raised to $128 million. Its first test-satellite will reportedly launch later […]

November 10, 2020

‘The Real Right Stuff’ on Disney+ celebrates space race

Nearly six decades after NASA successfully sent its first astronaut into space, restoring the world’s faith in the US space programme, Disney+ ventures back to the very beginning of the high-stakes space race era with the premiere of The Real Right Stuff on November 20th. The documentary tells the true story of the nation’s first […]

October 15, 2020

Report: Satellite payloads worth $15bn by 2027

A report from Fortune Business Insights says that the satellite payload market will be worth $15.34 billion by 2027. This growth represents a CAGR of 7.49 per cent. The satellite payloads in the study are made up of private and government satellite and in particular the explosion in growth of communications satellites from the likes […]

October 1, 2020By Chris Forrester