Sixth Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites Begins Pre-Operational Testing

Sixth Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites Begins Pre-Operational Testing

Upon completion of on-orbit testing, three of Iridium’s six orbital planes will feature all Iridium NEXT satellites. Iridium Communications announced today that the five Iridium NEXT satellites launched on Tuesday, May 22nd, by SpaceX are functioning nominally and...
The Iridium Phoenix – Decoding the 5th Launch Patch

The Iridium Phoenix – Decoding the 5th Launch Patch

Rising from the ashes to become a force in the industry, undergoing financial and technological transformations and being reborn through the Iridium® NEXT constellation – our fifth launch patch celebrates the Iridium story past, present and future. Everything on our...

Iridium CertusSM – More Than Just Satellite Broadband

To kick off 2018, we wanted to provide a deep dive into one of this year’s key Iridium initiatives – Iridium CertusSM. Enabled by Iridium NEXT, Iridium Certus is our next-generation, specialty broadband service, offering critical safety, L-band communications connectivity to the entire planet. In addition to providing the fastest L-band speeds available, Iridium Certus will shake up the market status quo.