Join Us in Saying #flarewell to Iridium Flares

Join Us in Saying #flarewell to Iridium Flares

Over 20 years ago, Iridium launched a constellation of 66 satellites into space, paving the way for the future of satellite communications. Since their launch, the “Block 1” satellites created the largest global commercial satellite constellation, delivering reliable...
The Wolf – The Seventh Iridium® NEXT Patch Explained!

The Wolf – The Seventh Iridium® NEXT Patch Explained!

Each component of this Iridium® NEXT Launch 7 patch has its own special and unique meaning. Representative of guardianship, strength, loyalty and respect, the wolf is symbolic of Iridium’s vast partner ecosystem.  Traveling in packs, wolves exude a sense of community...
Iridium-7 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium-7 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium Communications, in partnership with SpaceX, is prepared to launch 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites tomorrow, July 25. SpaceX will launch this seventh set of new satellites on its Falcon 9 rocket to low Earth orbit. The payload and the rocket have been transported...
Iridium Creates the Ultimate Launch Soundtrack on Spotify

Iridium Creates the Ultimate Launch Soundtrack on Spotify

Iridium Creates the Ultimate Launch Soundtrack on Spotify Iridium NEXT is one of the most ambitious projects ever attempted in space.  Technologically, the original Iridium constellation was one of, if not the, most complex networks ever created, now only to be...
My High School Capstone Experience at Iridium

My High School Capstone Experience at Iridium

By Guest Blogger, Paige Krablin Two years ago, my high school started a Capstone program that allows seniors to explore different fields of work by participating in a two-week internship or volunteer program. Because I will be starting at the School of Engineering and...
Ten Things to Know About GMDSS

Ten Things to Know About GMDSS

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is an international standard for maritime communications in the event of an emergency. Now that Iridium is making waves in the maritime communications industry, here are ten key points for understanding GMDSS and...
Ten Things to Know About Iridium CertusSM

Ten Things to Know About Iridium CertusSM

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.