My High School Capstone Experience at Iridium

My High School Capstone Experience at Iridium

By Guest Blogger, Paige Krablin Two years ago, my high school started a Capstone program that allows seniors to explore different fields of work by participating in a two-week internship or volunteer program. Because I will be starting at the School of Engineering and...
Ten Things to Know About GMDSS

Ten Things to Know About GMDSS

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is an international standard for maritime communications in the event of an emergency. Now that Iridium is making waves in the maritime communications industry, here are ten key points for understanding GMDSS and...
Ten Things to Know About Iridium CertusSM

Ten Things to Know About Iridium CertusSM

To kick off 2018, we wanted to provide a deep dive into one of this year’s key Iridium initiatives – Iridium CertusSM. Enabled by Iridium NEXT, Iridium Certus is our next-generation, specialty broadband service, offering critical safety, L-band communications connectivity to the entire planet. In addition to providing the fastest L-band speeds available, Iridium Certus will shake up the market status quo.

Why, When and How to Buy a Satellite Phone

Why, When and How to Buy a Satellite Phone

Satellite phones and communications have been around for over two decades, but still today, many people don’t really understand them. There are many misconceptions out there – that they are only for the very wealthy, the government, or international adventurers. But...
Iridium Kids Join Parents to Learn about Space 2.0

Iridium Kids Join Parents to Learn about Space 2.0

In late April, we opened our doors to the children of Iridium and Aireon employees for Bring Your Child to Work Day 2018. (Since Aireon is like our child, we thought it made sense to include their kids too!) Twenty-seven kids spent the day learning more about the...
Sixth Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites Begins Pre-Operational Testing

Sixth Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites Begins Pre-Operational Testing

Upon completion of on-orbit testing, three of Iridium’s six orbital planes will feature all Iridium NEXT satellites. Iridium Communications announced today that the five Iridium NEXT satellites launched on Tuesday, May 22nd, by SpaceX are functioning nominally and...