Iridium-8 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium-8 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium Communications, in partnership with SpaceX, is prepared to launch the final 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites tomorrow, January 11th. SpaceX will launch the eighth set of new satellites on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket destined for low Earth orbit.  The payload...
Maritime Monday: Hungry for Data? Is VSAT the Only Way?

Maritime Monday: Hungry for Data? Is VSAT the Only Way?

Guest Blogger: Dan Rooney, Director of Maritime Business Data consumption rates for VSAT vessels have dramatically increased over the past few years. The new norm is driven primarily by crew connectivity, and it can total 70GB on a ship each month over a VSAT, whilst...
Learning from the Iridium Experts

Learning from the Iridium Experts

Guest Blogger: Fernando González Millán, Aviation Week Intern Have you ever known that you will be very surprised to go to a place, although you do not know exactly why? Well, that’s what I felt last month when I visited the Iridium Satellite Network Operations...