Dear Iridium, #flarewell

Dear Iridium, #flarewell

Earlier this month, long-time Iridium Flare watcher Paul Kearney wrote to us about his love for the beautiful phenomenon. He shared a heartwarming story of how an Iridium Flare brought him and his wife together when they first started dating! Good day Iridium,...
Why Iridium® Aviation?

Why Iridium® Aviation?

Earlier this month, Southwest Airlines completed their first test flight to Hawaii ahead of their eagerly anticipated service to Hawaii. This flight was part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Extended Range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards...

Iridium® NEXT: in Review

Iridium® NEXT has been a historic mission here at Iridium, and in the space industry as a whole! Our team was able to completely replace the original Iridium constellation with all new, upgraded satellites, enabling new, faster services like Iridium CertusSM – all...
The Making of Iridium Certus℠: Partners

The Making of Iridium Certus℠: Partners

In January, 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,...
Braving the Gobi Desert with Iridium

Braving the Gobi Desert with Iridium

Late last year, National Geographic journalist Mateusz Waligóra decided to brave the elements and attempt to become the first person in the world to walk alone through the Mongolian portion of the Gobi Desert. After successfully completing his mission, Mateusz shared...
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...