Iridium activated a new ground station in Punta Arenas, Chile in late March. The new site strengthens an already exceptional space and ground network by enhancing Iridium’s ability to manage traffic, capacity, and availability rates.
Industry leading manufacturer Icom is developing the world’s first truly global push-to-talk-only (PTT) radio handheld for exclusive use with Iridium PTT technology.
Aireon, the first ever real-time, global air traffic surveillance system, is fully operational and in trial use over the North Atlantic. Aireon payloads are hosted on the new Iridium satellites, enabling tracking of 100% of ADS-B equipped aircraft.
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In a world where global communications are increasingly essential, only one company connects everyone to the things that matter most, from pole to pole. Iridium is a satellite communications company that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world.
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Through an expansive partner network driven by the collaboration of more than 400 leading technology companies and powered by Iridium core technologies, we are advancing the way enterprises, governments, and individuals communicate every day. The Iridium partner ecosystem leverages our partners’ specialized knowledge to deliver innovative solutions to users across a diverse set of industries around the globe.
Join Us in Saying #flarewell
Iridium is committed to both ensuring the sustainability of LEO networks in the future and serving as the leading example of what it means to be a responsible steward of space. As we replaced the original Iridium constellation, we have been retiring and deorbiting our first-generation satellites – which are taking their Iridium Flares with them. Help us pay tribute to these special streaks as we say #flarewell to the few remaining first-generation satellites in the sky and welcome the future of our new network!
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