The Wolf – The Seventh Iridium® NEXT Patch Explained!

The Wolf – The Seventh Iridium® NEXT Patch Explained!

Each component of this Iridium® NEXT Launch 7 patch has its own special and unique meaning. Representative of guardianship, strength, loyalty and respect, the wolf is symbolic of Iridium’s vast partner ecosystem.  Traveling in packs, wolves exude a sense of community...
Iridium-7 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium-7 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium Communications, in partnership with SpaceX, is prepared to launch 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites tomorrow, July 25. SpaceX will launch this seventh set of new satellites on its Falcon 9 rocket to low Earth orbit. The payload and the rocket have been transported...
Iridium Creates the Ultimate Launch Soundtrack on Spotify

Iridium Creates the Ultimate Launch Soundtrack on Spotify

Iridium Creates the Ultimate Launch Soundtrack on Spotify Iridium NEXT is one of the most ambitious projects ever attempted in space.  Technologically, the original Iridium constellation was one of, if not the, most complex networks ever created, now only to be...
Sixth Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites Begins Pre-Operational Testing

Sixth Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites Begins Pre-Operational Testing

Upon completion of on-orbit testing, three of Iridium’s six orbital planes will feature all Iridium NEXT satellites. Iridium Communications announced today that the five Iridium NEXT satellites launched on Tuesday, May 22nd, by SpaceX are functioning nominally and...