Targeted for Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 4:39 a.m. PT (11:39 UTC) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This mission will increase the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 65.
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Gogo and Iridium Partner to Deliver Best-in-Class Aircraft Connectivity
Iridium announces Gogo as the newest value-added manufacturer (VAM) for Iridium CertusSM aviation terminals. Gogo has also been selected as an Iridium Certus service provider, making it the first company to design and manufacture terminals, while also providing the new L-band broadband service for business aviation. Iridium Certus is the ideal solution for airline flightdeck communications, rotorcraft, and business jet flightdeck and cabin connectivity.
Iridium Makes Maritime History
On May 21, 2018, the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee officially recognized Iridium to provide GMDSS services. By 2020, Iridium expects to provide mariners with a GMDSS solution that will offer secure, reliable, and truly global voice and data GMDSS communications in a single, small-form-factor maritime mobile terminal – at a fraction of the price of competing solutions.
On May 22, 2018, Iridium successfully launched five Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in a unique rideshare mission. Shortly after deployment, Iridium confirmed successful communication with all five new satellites, formally bringing the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit to 55. This leaves just two more launches of 10 satellites each to complete this ambitious launch program.
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