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...
Maritime Monday: All You Can Eat? What About the Size of the Plate?

Maritime Monday: All You Can Eat? What About the Size of the Plate?

Guest Blogger: Wouter Deknopper, VP & GM Maritime Business “All You Can Eat” plans give a simple proposition to ship owners and operators. Pay monthly for your hardware and airtime, and “eat” as much data as you can. But what if your unlimited buffet is served...
Maritime Monday: Ever Met Mr. Bill Shock?

Maritime Monday: Ever Met Mr. Bill Shock?

Guest Blogger: Dan Rooney, Director of Maritime Business Did you ever receive a mobile phone bill that was significantly higher than expected? Your invoice should be a fixed amount each month, but there are unexpected charges on top. The memories of the previous...
Maritime Monday: A Question of Time

Maritime Monday: A Question of Time

Guest Blogger: Will Kraus, Director, Maritime Business & Product Management Frequently, maritime service providers will talk about bandwidth – bigger bandwidth equals a better user experience. Whilst some of this is true, latency can have a more dramatic...