What is a Hosted Payload?

What is a Hosted Payload?

When reading about Iridium, you may have noticed that the phrase “hosted payload” has been popping up a bunch, especially when talking about our recent Iridium NEXT launches. But what exactly does that mean, and why is it so important? First things first – what is a...
Making History: SpaceX Launches First Commercial Mission to ISS

Making History: SpaceX Launches First Commercial Mission to ISS

Iridium has some amazing partners that repeatedly break through the mold to create – and do – things no one ever thought possible. Our partner, SpaceX, is the perfect example of this.

SpaceX made history when it launched the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft into orbit with plans to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).

What’s the Situation?

What’s the Situation?

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.