Unparalleled Reach and Reliability

Simply put, Iridium commands the furthest reaching and most reliable mobile satellite communications network in the world.

Powered by a uniquely sophisticated global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium network provides high-quality voice and data connections over the planet’s entire surface, including across:

  • Oceans
  • Airways, and
  • Polar regions

For customers, the unparalleled coverage and dependability of the Iridium network means that they can rely on their critical communication lifelines to work when they need them most – anytime, anywhere.

For partners, the Iridium network is a platform for continued innovation. It serves as the technological backbone for the development of an impressive array of industry defining products and services, on a global scale.

With Iridium NEXT — Iridium’s second-generation global satellite constellation — a fast approaching, game-changing reality, Iridium is set to dramatically improve its ability to meet the growing demand for global mobile communications on land, at sea and in the skies.

Discover Iridium’s Unique Global Network

Satellite Constellation – Iridium is the only truly global satellite network offering unmatched communications, performance and reliability advantages.

Ground Infrastructure – Iridium’s interconnected ground network includes two gateways, a satellite network operations center, a technical support center and five tracking, telemetry and control (TTAC) stations.

Team – Behind the scenes at Iridium are more than 400 engineers, experts, service technicians and support personnel – along with hundreds of other value-added partners.