Iridium Announces Third Iridium® NEXT Launch Date

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today that the upcoming Iridium NEXT launch has been targeted for September 30, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. PDT. This launch will deliver another 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and will bring...
Hydrazine – Toxic for humans, but satellites love it.

Hydrazine – Toxic for humans, but satellites love it.

Today’s successful static fire test is yet another significant milestone passed along the way to the second Iridium® NEXT launch on June 25th. And, just like how the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has a sophisticated engine system, Iridium NEXT satellites each have their own...
Testing & Validating In Preparation for the “Slot Swaps”!

Testing & Validating In Preparation for the “Slot Swaps”!

After a successful first launch, the next order of business is ensuring that each of the first ten satellites successfully arrived in orbit and telemetry has been received.  Iridium is proud to share that all ten Iridium NEXT satellites have successfully been deployed...