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...
First Iridium NEXT Satellite Now Active!

First Iridium NEXT Satellite Now Active!

Learn What It Takes to Complete a One-for-One Satellite Replacement   Since the first 10 Iridium NEXT satellites were successfully launched and deployed on January 14th, they have undergone a series of rigorous testing and validation in preparation for their insertion...