Iridium NEXT: In Review

Iridium® NEXT has been a historic mission here at Iridium, and in the space industry as a whole! Our team was able to completely replace the original Iridium constellation with all new, upgraded satellites, enabling new, faster services like Iridium CertusSM – all...
Iridium-8 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium-8 is Vertical for Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium Communications, in partnership with SpaceX, is prepared to launch the final 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites tomorrow, January 11th. SpaceX will launch the eighth set of new satellites on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket destined for low Earth orbit.  The payload...
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...