Join Us in Celebrating as #IridiumTurns20

Join Us in Celebrating as #IridiumTurns20

Twenty years ago, Iridium announced to the world that its innovative satellite network was available for commercial use! Initially launched to service satellite phones and pagers, the Iridium network would allow anyone to communicate from anywhere. Since November 1,...
My Visit to Iridium

My Visit to Iridium

Guest Blogger: Ira Mollay, World’s Greatest Iridium Flare Catcher Two years ago, I barely knew what a satellite was, did not care about the space industry and was angry at Iridium: I had found out that they would take my beloved Iridium Flares away. But then I...
A Day in the Life of an Iridium SNOC Engineer

A Day in the Life of an Iridium SNOC Engineer

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at our Satellite Network Operations Center (SNOC)? Satellite Systems Engineer Ken Rock took us behind the scenes in August, giving us a peek at the typical types of engineering and operations activities he encounters at the SNOC in...
Satellites 101: LEO vs. GEO

Satellites 101: LEO vs. GEO

For decades, people across the government and the private sector have debated whether Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) or Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) satellites are more effective at providing communications. Price, coverage, maintenance, and a variety of other topics...
National Preparedness Month: Disaster Communications Planning

National Preparedness Month: Disaster Communications Planning

Every September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes National Preparedness Month. The devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters that have affected millions across the world in the past few years serve as a crucial...