Iridium provided vital satellite connectivity for 20 skippers who raced around the world single-handedly on IMOCA 60 yachts in one of the most extreme ocean competitions, the Vendée Globe.
I am a British medical doctor currently living, working and conducting research for the European Space Agency at Concordia Station in Antarctica. In my life I have made several life-changing calls using Iridium phones from remote expeditions.
Iridium just announced that OOO Iridium Communications (“Iridium Russia”) has received authorization from Russian authorities to provide commercial services in the country. As the Director General of Iridium Russia, I am excited to bring this news to the Iridium360 community.
We made a very exciting announcement at the Miami Boat Show that I wanted to share with the 360 community.
Global Satellite announced our company will be the first service provider to distribute Iridium Pilot™ to customers. We exhibited the new technology at the show and expect to see many of our customers and boating enthusiasts interested in the new service.
Leave it to the teenagers to demonstrate successful texting in space. In May, Iridium partner Satwest, NASA and students at Mesa Middle School in Las Cruces, New Mexico took part in an experiment to send continuous text messages to a satellite phone onboard the UP Aerospace sounding rocket as it flew into space.