Light fighters just stop while engaging infested carrier

I have noticed something weird with fighters while engaging the infested carrier. while all three sets of fighters are engaging and two squads are recalled for refueling the other squad is still engaging the carrier as per normal game mechanics. the problem arises when I launch the refueled fighters using the “launch all fighters” which appear to stop the other squad that is already in space.

Now, I’m not sure whether this is due to the " launch all fighters" issue or a combination with my carrier being approx 40Km from the infested carrier.

has anyone experienced their fighters just simply stop while they meant to be orbiting and fighting?