Maritime Monday: Big Data, Big Pipes? What About Smart Data?

Maritime Monday: Big Data, Big Pipes? What About Smart Data?

Guest Blogger: Dan Rooney, Director of Maritime Business Looking at the different verticals Iridium serves, these markets often have very similar connectivity requirements. For example, compare a heavy machinery mining truck to shipping containers, or wind turbines to...
Maritime Monday: Battle of The Bands

Maritime Monday: Battle of The Bands

Guest Blogger: Wouter Deknopper, VP & GM Maritime Business The 1980’s was an influential decade that brought significant changes to the world. The maritime industry didn’t escape these changes, specifically with a technological leap from Medium, High, and Very...
A Day in the Life of an Iridium SNOC Engineer

A Day in the Life of an Iridium SNOC Engineer

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at our Satellite Network Operations Center (SNOC)? Satellite Systems Engineer Ken Rock took us behind the scenes in August, giving us a peek at the typical types of engineering and operations activities he encounters at the SNOC in...
Satellites 101: LEO vs. GEO

Satellites 101: LEO vs. GEO

For decades, people across the government and the private sector have debated whether Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) or Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) satellites are more effective at providing communications. Price, coverage, maintenance, and a variety of other topics...
National Preparedness Month: Disaster Communications Planning

National Preparedness Month: Disaster Communications Planning

Every September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes National Preparedness Month. The devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters that have affected millions across the world in the past few years serve as a crucial...
What is a Hosted Payload?

What is a Hosted Payload?

When reading about Iridium, you may have noticed that the phrase “hosted payload” has been popping up a bunch, especially when talking about our recent Iridium NEXT launches. But what exactly does that mean, and why is it so important? First things first – what is a...
Supporting Ocean Plastic Research Through Partner Collaboration

Supporting Ocean Plastic Research Through Partner Collaboration

Partner Spotlight: Global Marine Networks (GMN) and Iridium partner together to provide communications infrastructure for the ‘eXXpedition North Pacific’ If you have been following the Iridium blog, you know that Iridium and our partner GMN supported an all-female...