On January 3rd, Alan Lock and the rest of the Polar Vision team reached the South Pole after walking 570 miles in 39 days through some pretty eventful weather! Alan has set the record for becoming the first visually impaired person to complete this expedition ever – something which less than 200 people have ever been able to complete in human history.
Iridium has partnered with SkyBitz to develop a custom short burst data (SBD) modem that works everywhere on the planet. The new SkyBitz GLS9602 modem is based on the SkyBitz patented Global Locating System (GLS) technology in combination with the Iridium® 9602 SBD transceiver.
Sail Magazine has named the Iridium Extreme™ satellite phone one of its 2012 Pittman Innovation Award winners. The prestigious Pittman Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative and interesting new products in the maritime market.
Iridium and KVH Industries, Inc. have joined together to offer the first-ever, fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market.
The Department of Interior (DOI) in Alaska has deployed Iridium-based Spidertracks Spider S3 and Spider S4 aircraft tracking devices to Alaskan aircraft operators, providing them with a reliable, cost-effective and portable tracking solution that meets DOI requirements.
Recently, Gen. John H. Campbell, Iridium’s executive vice president, government programs, provided an exclusive Q & A to OnOrbitWatch.com on the role that hosted payloads on Iridium NEXT satellites could play in providing space situational awareness capabilities.