The Making of Iridium Certus℠: Hardware

The Making of Iridium Certus℠: Hardware

Bringing Iridium Certus to life was an enormous project for the Iridium team; one that touched nearly all employees and contractors! Last week, we shared the first of a three-part video series taking you behind the scenes in the making of Iridium Certus. This week,...
Iridium Certus℠ enables The Connected Ship

Iridium Certus℠ enables The Connected Ship

Guest Blogger: Dan Rooney, Director of Maritime Business Since humans learned to master the oceans, we have always sought to perfect our sea-going vessels. Each generation improved the method used for motion, be it via sail, engine or electric propulsion. In our...
The Making of Iridium Certus℠: Origins

The Making of Iridium Certus℠: Origins

Last week, we announced the commercial service introduction of Iridium Certus, the world’s first truly global broadband service enabled by the $3 billion Iridium® NEXT satellite replacement program. With a portfolio of ever-expanding voice and data services,...
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...
Maritime Monday: Hungry for Data? Is VSAT the Only Way?

Maritime Monday: Hungry for Data? Is VSAT the Only Way?

Guest Blogger: Dan Rooney, Director of Maritime Business Data consumption rates for VSAT vessels have dramatically increased over the past few years. The new norm is driven primarily by crew connectivity, and it can total 70GB on a ship each month over a VSAT, whilst...
Learning from the Iridium Experts

Learning from the Iridium Experts

Guest Blogger: Fernando González Millán, Aviation Week Intern Have you ever known that you will be very surprised to go to a place, although you do not know exactly why? Well, that’s what I felt last month when I visited the Iridium Satellite Network Operations...
Maritime Monday: All You Can Eat? What About the Size of the Plate?

Maritime Monday: All You Can Eat? What About the Size of the Plate?

Guest Blogger: Wouter Deknopper, VP & GM Maritime Business “All You Can Eat” plans give a simple proposition to ship owners and operators. Pay monthly for your hardware and airtime, and “eat” as much data as you can. But what if your unlimited buffet is served...