Maritime Industry Readies for a New Era of Choice with Iridium CertusSM Global Launch Partners
Industry Leaders Ready to Offer Next-Generation Pole-to-Pole Satellite Broadband Connectivity for Maritime Applications
A New Era in Space
On June 25, 2017, SpaceX successfully launched 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites, doubling the number of new satellites in the Iridium® constellation. This payload of 10 satellites was deployed into low-Earth orbit, approximately one hour after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, at 1:25pm PDT (20:25 UTC). Here are some of the highlights and memorable moments of this exciting day.
Iridium Certus℠ Goes Live for On-Orbit Satellite Testing
Iridium Communications Inc. today announced that it has begun live testing of the Iridium Certus service on operational Iridium NEXT satellites. Iridium Certus on-orbit testing is a major milestone along the path towards introducing commercial service.
Iridium Poised to Make Global Maritime Distress and Safety System History
Two key milestones reached as Iridium accelerates towards becoming a recognized provider of Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS).
Hitachi Construction Machinery to Use Iridium® for Delivering Global e-Service Across the Planet
New agreement expands Hitachi Construction Machinery’s remote construction machinery management business and grows Iridium’s heavy equipment partner network.
Iridium is proud to support a strong partner ecosystem driven by value-added collaboration, powered by Iridium core technologies and focused on delivering global communications solutions that connect people and information in exciting new way.