Iridium NEXT Launch Update: The Third Launch is on for October 4th!

On August 25, 2017, we shared our new target launch date for Iridium-3, provided by SpaceX: Due to the many preparations that take place in advance of a launch, SpaceX needs a few extra days to get ready. Get your espresso machines ready, because we are slotted for an...

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...
The Circumnavigation of Antarctica in the Name of Science

The Circumnavigation of Antarctica in the Name of Science

Project Spotlight: The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) enabled by Iridium® The Antarctic region contains a wealth of information about the Earth’s weather systems. The ability to successfully conduct research in this part of the world is crucial to the...

Iridium Offers A New Virtual Reality Experience at SATELLITE 2017

Last year we simulated an Iridium NEXT launch, this year we are taking you on a new adventure! Have you ever found yourself in a situation without reliable communications? How do you stay connected in the most remote locations on the planet? Challenge yourself in our...