There’s cause for celebration at Iridium as a significant milestone has been reached in the Iridium NEXT project. As of last week, the development of the first Iridium NEXT satellite engineering model has been completed, and with this achievement we are one step closer to the realization of the future of truly global satellite communications.
At Rutgers University, students and faculty at the Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (RU COOL) are currently working on a research project called the Challenger Glider Mission. A symbolic recreation of the first global scientific survey conducted by the HMS Challenger in 1872, the mission will “fly” 16 autonomous underwater gliders worldwide, covering all five ocean basins.
In a Huffington Post column, Iridium CEO Matt Desch adds a unique perspective to the discussion of space debris and shares the steps the company is taking as a satellite provider to ensure the safety of all orbiting objects.
In the December/January issue of Maritime IT & Electronics, Iridium’s Brian Pemberton discusses the current state of technology in maritime communications and the steps Iridium is taking to ensure that all vessels making the journey through these rugged waters are afforded the reliable voice and data communication technology needed to complete a successful journey.