With the devastation of Superstorm Sandy fresh in people’s minds, it pays to be prepared. Hurricanes often destroy local communications infrastructure at a time when communications are critical to coordinating relief efforts and enabling people to reach out to loved ones.
When you’re in a remote area away from your friends and family, it’s comforting to know that you have a reliable source of communication. Through our work with Project HOPE in Belize, Iridium was able to provide that connection for volunteers Amy Kogut, a midwife, and Lindsey Zupancic, RN, as well as a local family who was in a dire situation.
In the latest zombie movie, “World War Z”, Brad Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, stays in touch with his wife via an Iridium 9555 satellite phone, one of the few modes of communication that survives the systemic breakdown.
We received a great letter from Major Stan Marsh that we wanted to share with the community.
Major Marsh recently led a team on a two-year Antarctic expedition, ‘In the Spirit of Captain Scott’ in this, the centenary year of his team’s heroic journey to the South Pole their scientific contribution to our understanding the Antarctic region.
The team used two Iridium® 9555 satellite phones and SELEX Elsag technical communications support to contact home and update their blog along the way.