Join Us in Celebrating as #IridiumTurns20

Join Us in Celebrating as #IridiumTurns20

Twenty years ago, Iridium announced to the world that its innovative satellite network was available for commercial use! Initially launched to service satellite phones and pagers, the Iridium network would allow anyone to communicate from anywhere. Since November 1,...
Help Us Build the Iridium NEXT Launch 8 Spotify Playlist!

Help Us Build the Iridium NEXT Launch 8 Spotify Playlist!

2018 has already been an epic year for Iridium…and we’ve still got three months left! We’ve surpassed one million active subscribers, announced Iridium CloudConnect with Amazon Web Services, received GMDSS recognition from the International Maritime...
A Day in the Life of an Iridium SNOC Engineer

A Day in the Life of an Iridium SNOC Engineer

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at our Satellite Network Operations Center (SNOC)? Satellite Systems Engineer Ken Rock took us behind the scenes in August, giving us a peek at the typical types of engineering and operations activities he encounters at the SNOC in...
Satellites 101: LEO vs. GEO

Satellites 101: LEO vs. GEO

For decades, people across the government and the private sector have debated whether Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) or Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) satellites are more effective at providing communications. Price, coverage, maintenance, and a variety of other topics...
What is a Hosted Payload?

What is a Hosted Payload?

When reading about Iridium, you may have noticed that the phrase “hosted payload” has been popping up a bunch, especially when talking about our recent Iridium NEXT launches. But what exactly does that mean, and why is it so important? First things first – what is a...