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...
Eighth Grade Tech Trek Campers Experience Iridium® NEXT Launch

Eighth Grade Tech Trek Campers Experience Iridium® NEXT Launch

As part of our commitment to empowering the future generation of the space industry, we were thrilled to share the experience of last week’s Iridium® NEXT Launch 7 with 85 eighth-grade girls from Tech Trek summer camp in Santa Barbara, California. Tech Trek is a...
Join Us in Saying #flarewell to Iridium Flares

Join Us in Saying #flarewell to Iridium Flares

Over 20 years ago, Iridium launched a constellation of 66 satellites into space, paving the way for the future of satellite communications. Since their launch, the “Block 1” satellites created the largest global commercial satellite constellation, delivering reliable...
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...