Iridium Provides Global Connectivity for Rutgers’ Challenger Glider Mission

Iridium Provides Global Connectivity for Rutgers’ Challenger Glider Mission

At Rutgers University, students and faculty at the Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (RU COOL) are currently working on a research project called the Challenger Glider Mission. A symbolic recreation of the first global scientific survey conducted by the HMS Challenger in 1872, the mission will “fly” 16 autonomous underwater gliders worldwide, covering all five ocean basins.