Iridium NEXT – 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.

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Iridium Edge™

In an IoT world, time to market is critical. Iridium Edge is a new, hardware-ready satellite device that complements terrestrial-based tracking and telemetry solutions. Offering plug-and-play connectivity through a rugged, low-cost product, Iridium Edge extends IoT applications to 100% of the globe.

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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).

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Race Across America Using Iridium PTT®

During the 2017 Race Across America in mid-June, solo and team cyclists raced across the country spanning over 3000 miles from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis MD. As with any cross-country trip, the need to be able to contact someone at any given time is essential. This is where Iridium Push-to-Talk came in, providing constant reliable connectivity for the journey across changing terrain. Click below to read the full story on how Iridium PTT handsets allowed the cyclists to keep in constant contact.

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Partner Ecosystem

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.

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