National Preparedness Month: Disaster Communications Planning

National Preparedness Month: Disaster Communications Planning

Every September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes National Preparedness Month. The devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters that have affected millions across the world in the past few years serve as a crucial...
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...
Supporting Ocean Plastic Research Through Partner Collaboration

Supporting Ocean Plastic Research Through Partner Collaboration

Partner Spotlight: Global Marine Networks (GMN) and Iridium partner together to provide communications infrastructure for the ‘eXXpedition North Pacific’ If you have been following the Iridium blog, you know that Iridium and our partner GMN supported an all-female...
A Day in the Life of an Iridium Summer Intern

A Day in the Life of an Iridium Summer Intern

Guest Blogger: Kylen Bailey, Iridium Summer Intern (Marketing) Internships have become a staple of career preparation for young professionals wishing to gain meaningful experience prior to entering the workforce. The Department of Labor defines an internship as “a...
Outdoors with the Internet of Things

Outdoors with the Internet of Things

Guest Blogger: Jaco Botes, Senior Manager Iridium IoT Product Management What is it that draws people to the outdoors? Is it the sun…the sand…the fresh air…? Maybe it’s the sound of your feet on the pavement. Or the sound of crunching ice on your expedition? How about...
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...