Kicking tires and lighting fires. The Iridium Extreme® handset and Iridium AxcessPoint were along for the ride earlier this year as a team of motorcycle racers set out to the Australian outback with the goal of beating a land speed record at the 2014 Speed Week races.
Putting modern satellite technology to the test, three teams of wounded servicemen and women from Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Australia are racing to the South Pole, connected to the rest of the world by Iridium Extreme® satellite phones and buoyed by the global reach of the Iridium® network.
Show us a photo of your everywhere! From October 23 to November 19, submit your photos of your exotic, far-off or otherwise interesting locations through the My Iridium Facebook page for your chance to win—Iridium prize packs will be awarded weekly, leading up the grand prize: a new Iridium Extreme handset with six months of free airtime.
A trip to Mars, for anyone, would be an amazing feat. An unprepared trip to Mars would be nothing short of catastrophic. To prepare humans for what Mars would be like in reality, a mission has been put into place, and with it, questions will be undoubtedly answered.
With the Northern Hemisphere’s summer in full swing, you may be asking yourself, “Do I really need satellite communications on my summer vacation?” Here are a few things to consider before setting off on your own personal expedition.