Iridium NEXT Launch 6

UPDATE: Iridium-6/GRACE-FO rideshare mission is now targeted for May 22, 2018 at approximately 12:47 PM PDT (19:47:58 UTC) out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Iridium IoT: Exceptional Reach

Through our satellite IoT products and services, Iridium gives businesses the power to track and manage time-critical inventories, enterprise fleets, power grids, remote personnel and infrastructure, and more – even in the most remote areas of the globe.

Reliable Communications for Those Who Help

Disasters can happen anywhere. Iridium provides reliable, critical connectivity for emergency responders, even in the most remote areas of the globe.

Explore the World, Stay in Touch

Stay connected and safe, no matter where your next adventure takes you.

Partner Ecosystem

Iridium CertusSM Distribution Expands; Enables Globally ‘Connected Vehicles’, Assets and Teams

Next wave of Iridium Certus service providers selected to deliver this next-generation satellite broadband solution for land-mobile applications. Includes Globalsat, IEC Telecom, Marlink, McQ, Pivotel and Tesam Argentina S.A. (“Tesacom”).

Iridium NEXT

On March 30, 2018, Iridium successfully launched the fifth set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Not only did this fifth launch increase the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 50, but it was also the second Iridium NEXT launch to use a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket.

5 Launches Completed. 3 Launches to Go.

Here are some of the highlights and memorable moments of this exciting day.

Partner Ecosystem

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

GMDSS

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).

Partner Ecosystem

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.

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.