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SpaceX launches Eutelsat 10B

SpaceX managed to avoid a major threat from Floridian weather in order to launch Eutelsat’s 10B satellite from Cape Canaveral late at night on November 22nd. A Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket carrying the satellite lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 9:57 PM EST. […]

November 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat 10B delayed

The launch of Eutelsat’s 10B satellite by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on November 21st was called off. Reports suggest it was for technical reasons. A SpaceX statement said: “Standing down from tonight’s launch of the Eutelsat 10B mission to allow for additional pre-flight checkouts; now targeting tomorrow, November 22 at 9:57 […]

November 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Updated SpaceX schedule

A planned November 17th SpaceX launch of 52 Starlink satellites (Mission 2-4) from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California was scrubbed because of a glitch in a static test firing of the rocket’s booster. The launch of a Eutelsat (10B) will happen on November 21st (9.57pm Florida time). The cancelled Starlink launch would have […]

November 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satcoms service market to reach $141bn by 2030

The deployment of satellite constellations in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for low-latency and high throughput network applications and extending terrestrial network (TN) coverage have become significant drivers in the adoption of satellite services in the global telecommunications sector, notes technology intelligence firm ABI Research who forecasts that this adoption will culminate in $141 billion (€135.7bn) […]

November 17, 2022

SpaceX seeking fresh funding?

SpaceX is reported to be seeking to raise around $1 billion (€0.96bn) in fresh funding in a formal offering. If successful it would value Elon Musk’s business at around $150 billion, a 20 per cent increase in SpaceX’s value. The offering would be aimed at helping employees and shareholders cash out, two of the sources […]

November 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpaceX readies two launches

SpaceX is planning to launch its next batch of its Starlink satellites on November 17th; and November 20th should see SpaceX launch Eutelsat’s latest craft, its Eutelsat 10B satellite. The November 17th launch, subject to the usual technical and weather-related restraints, will see Starlink’s latest mission launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The […]

November 16, 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

ViaSat-3 launch slips, with consequences

ViaSat-3, the first of a trio of massive broadband satellites for the California-based operator, has slipped its expected launch date. SpaceX, which is launching the craft on one of its Falcon Heavy rockets, now says that the launch cannot happen before December 27th. The Kennedy Space Centre has published its anticipated launch schedule for December […]

November 3, 2022By Chris Forrester