Guest Article: The Case for Hosted Payloads

Guest Article: The Case for Hosted Payloads

By Retired Air Force Gen. Lance W. Lord: The 2010 National Space Policy calls for the use of inventive, nontraditional arrangements for acquiring commercial space services, including measures such as hosted government payloads aboard commercial spacecraft.

Be a Part of Iridium’s Next Big Thing

Be a Part of Iridium’s Next Big Thing

In just a few days, Iridium will make an announcement about the new force that will shape the future of personal communications. Be a part of the experience and reserve your space at our online event taking place September 7, 2011 at 11am...
Test Your Satellite Phone

Test Your Satellite Phone

A satellite phone can be a critical lifeline during natural disasters. As the Eastern US prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, Iridium urges our partners and customers to test their phones and be prepared.

Text Messages in Space … Talk about Furthest Reaching

Text Messages in Space … Talk about Furthest Reaching

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.

Five Years Running

Five Years Running

Fleet Management Solutions (FMS) just shared the news with us that they’ve been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest growing companies for the fifth year in a row. FMS says that the list represents the most important segments of the economy –...
Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

In the event of an emergency – it’s not ‘who you gonna call’ but how. Yesterday’s 5.9 earthquake, felt at Iridium’s headquarters in McLean, Va. and along the East Coast, reminds us that you can never be too prepared. Take a look back at this piece from Iridium’s...
Upcoming Major Announcement from Iridium

Upcoming Major Announcement from Iridium

Stay tuned right here at Iridium 360 for more information on the new driving force in personal communication. Be among the first to pre-register for the big announcement. Details are coming...
Calling for Help When Pirates Attack

Calling for Help When Pirates Attack

Iridium is playing an important role in the battle against the Somali pirates that’s disrupting trade in the waters off the Horn of Africa, as well as other pirate hotspots in the world.

Accolades after Debut? Yes, please.

Accolades after Debut? Yes, please.

Congratulations to Iridium partner DeLorme, an innovator in mapping, GPS, and satellite communication technologies. The company received the Outside magazine Gear of the Show award and GearJunkie “Best of Show” honors at the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market after...