Breaking Speed Records with Iridium Along for the Ride

Breaking Speed Records with Iridium Along for the Ride

Kicking tires and lighting fires. The Iridium Extreme® handset and Iridium AxcessPoint were along for the ride earlier this year as a team of motorcycle racers set out to the Australian outback with the goal of beating a land speed record at the 2014 Speed Week races.

Earth Day 2014: Making Environmental Connections Everywhere

Earth Day 2014: Making Environmental Connections Everywhere

April 22, 2014 is Earth Day. Celebrated in different ways all around the globe, Earth Day is considered to be the largest environmental event in the world.

To mark this important day, Iridium wanted to highlight some of the environmental initiatives its network of partners are involved in.

A Passage Through Ice

A Passage Through Ice

In the summer of 2012, the “A Passage Through Ice” expedition went on a four-month, 10,000-nautical mile Arctic journey aboard a 31-foot fiberglass sailboat. The purpose of the voyage was to track the Polar Ice Cap and highlight the impact of climate change in the...
Follow the Adventures of Walt & Al – Part 2

Follow the Adventures of Walt & Al – Part 2

It has now been a few months since Iridium employee Walt Everetts and his “brother” Al Lepore returned from their amazing Everest Base Camp adventure. We caught up with the pair to get their thoughts on the 20 days they spent living out their lifelong dream of climbing up to the world’s highest mountain.

5 Wounded Warriors. 4 Good Legs. 3 Wars. 2 Generations. 1 Mountain.

5 Wounded Warriors. 4 Good Legs. 3 Wars. 2 Generations. 1 Mountain.

In June 2012, a team of five U.S. veterans began their journey to climb to the highest point in North America, Denali, also known as Mt. McKinley. With Denali’s extreme temperatures and 20,320’ summit, this would be a feat for any adventurer. However, these team members had more in common than their service record; they were all seriously wounded in a foreign war.