Company Profile

Truly Global Communications

Iridium Communications Inc. is the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data communications. A technology innovator and industry leader, Iridium works with over 400 value-added partners to advance the way enterprises, governments, and individuals connect through reliable, low-latency communications services.

The Iridium Constellation

Iridium operates the world’s largest commercial constellation, with a mesh architecture of 66 cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites providing coverage to 100 percent of the Earth’s surface, including across oceans, airways and polar regions. Our LEO constellation architecture inherent performance and dependability advantages over bent-pipe geostationary (GEO) configurations.


Connecting People,
Businesses and Organizations

Reaching across land, sea, and air, including the polar regions, Iridium® solutions are ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, land mobile, and the internet of things (IoT). Iridium voice services are provided via various handsets and installed communications systems on ships, aircraft and land-based vehicles. Iridium’s Short Burst Data® (SBD®) transceiver, incorporated into an increasing number of applications, provides data connections to every corner of the earth, transferring location information, weather reports, email, or any other data requiring a reliable, global, two-way connection.

Expanding the Possibilities with Iridium Certus®

Iridium Certus® is the new advanced multi-service platform enabled by the upgraded Iridium constellation. Extending the reach of terrestrial and cellular infrastructure like never before, Iridium Certus redefines the capabilities of mobile satellite communications across maritime, IoT, aviation, land mobile, and government applications.


Fast Facts

A publicly-traded company headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Iridium manages several operations centers, including Tempe, Arizona and Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.A. The U.S. Department of Defense, through its own dedicated Gateway, relies on Iridium for global communications capabilities.

Nasdaq: IRDM
Corporate Headquarters: McLean, Virginia, U.S.A.
Operations Centers: Tempe, Arizona and Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
Primary Gateway Earth Station: Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
Value Added Partners: Iridium offers global voice and data services through more than 400 qualified distribution partners worldwide.

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