Iridium NEXT Launch 5

Targeted for March 18, 2018 at 8:19 AM PDT (15:19 UTC) from 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

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

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.

Iridium Certus

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).

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.