Iridium Certus® - U.S. Government

Deploy Mobilized Satellite Communications Anywhere

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OVERVIEW

Count on Iridium for tactical, real-time voice, and low-latency data communications when it matters most. No other company can help mobilize and monitor personnel, data, and assets on the ground, beyond line-of-site, and out of reach of terrestrial networks – anywhere on the planet.

AREAS SERVED

LAND

Keep ground forces connected with Iridium Certus land mobile solutions, offering dependable communications on the move (COTM) for training exercises, special operations, and reconnaissance, even in the most remote areas.

SEA

Iridium Certus maritime solutions provide essential connectivity for combat ships and research vessels anywhere in the world, including the polar regions and Sea Area A4.

AIR

Iridium Certus aviation solutions will provide the critical connections you need from the cockpit and cabin to the command center, ground for transport fleets and other military aircraft.

IoT

Conduct efficient government missions ranging from Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), to In-Transit Visibility (ITV), to remote sensing, to BVLOS UAV/UGV missions, to scientific research, and more.

MARKETS SERVED

COMMERCIAL AVIATION

Aircraft primarily involved in the transport of passengers, cargo or mail

BUSINESS AVIATION

Aircraft primarily used for business purposes with capacity up to 30 passengers.

ROTORCRAFT

All commercial and government-owned and operated rotary wing aircraft

UAV

Unmanned aircraft used in support of commercial or government applications

GENERAL AVIATION

Civilian, fixed wing aircraft not included in commercial or corporate aviation

GOVERNMENT

Rotary and fixed wing aircraft (non-military) in support of government operations

WHY CHOOSE IRIDIUM?

HIGHLY MOBILE

Iridium’s network is built for mobility providing connectivity and communications on the move, allowing vehicles, ships, aircraft, and personnel to remain in contact while serving anywhere in the world.

MULTI-SERVICE CONNECTIVITY

Iridium Certus is a multi-service platform providing users the ability to maintain simultaneous access to voice and midband or broadband data, tracking and monitoring, and other over the top (OTT) services across Iridium Certus terminals.

RELIABLE COVERAGE

Unlike distant Geostationary satellite networks that limit geographic use and experience service degradation during inclement weather, Iridium Certus® operates through the reliable L-band based Iridium network comprised of 66 Low-Earth Orbit satellites. This unique constellation architecture allows Iridium Certus® to provide service anywhere on the planet in all weather conditions.

ROBUST TERMINALS

Based on Iridium’s unique Low-Earth Orbit network, Iridium Certus® terminals utilize antennas with stationary internal components providing enhanced reliability and a lower profile design to enable new applications for satellite services. Unlike Geostationary terminals that require complex and expensive steerable antennas or manual pointing to connect, Iridium terminals feature omni-directional antennas that automatically connect with the closest Iridium satellite wherever positioned in the sky, simplifying the set-up and use of Iridium Certus® terminals.

WHY CHOOSE IRIDIUM CERTUS?

SUPERIOR RELIABILITY

Iridium’s unique cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) network delivers the highest reliability of any commercial satellite network and our cross-linked, meshed architecture provides redundancy afforded by no other commercial satellite constellation.

GLOBAL COVERAGE

Iridium’s constellation of 66 low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites is the only satellite network to provide pole to pole connectivity.  From takeoff to landing and everywhere in between, Iridium keeps you connected throughout your flight.

LOW PROFILE ANTENNAS

Iridium is the only network that can delivery reliable broadband connectivity to small form factor, low-profile antennas.  With a height of less than 6cm, Iridium antennas produce almost no drag, and can be installed just about anywhere on the aircraft.

MULTI-SERVICE FUNCTIONALITY

Iridium recognizes that the connectivity needs for aircraft are as diverse as the missions they support.  To provide maximum utility in the limited footprint available in an aircraft, Iridium platforms are designed to support a broad range of voice and data functions.  No other aircraft connectivity solution delivers the versatility and value as Iridium.

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Iridium Certus midband and broadband services are deployed by select partners with a proven history of delivering innovative solutions to U.S. Government customers with specific requirements. With these leading value-added partners, Iridium is advancing the way the U.S. Government communicates every day.

MissionLINKTM  and VesselLINKTM 

The MissionLINKTM and VesselLINKTMby Thales are providing government and military customers with access to the fastest L-band speeds for reliable communications on the move through Iridium Certus. Additional Iridium Certus solutions for the U.S. Government are expected as Iridium works closely with key partners on new devices.

Services

Secure Iridium Certus services are provided exclusively by COMSAT through the dedicated U.S. Government gateway and infrastructure. U.S. Government customers may also purchase standard Iridium Certus service through commercial service providers with the appropriate governmental authorization.

Resources

Fact SheetLast UpdatedSize
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Fact Sheet detailing our Iridium Certus 700 Service class offerings

Products: Iridium Certus BCX, MissionLINK by Thales, SAILOR 4300 by Cobham, VesseLINK by Thales
Services: Iridium Certus®
Verticals: Corporate
Press Release
Sep 03, 2019305.8 KB
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File Name: PR_Iridium+and+Thales+Expand+Partnership+Aircraft+Connectivity_Thales+FlytLINK_090319.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
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Title: Iridium & Thales Expand Partnership to Deliver Aircraft Connectivity Services
Distribution Date: September 03, 2019

Press Release announcing Thales as the newest Iridium Certus Aviation service provider.

Products: FlytLINK by Thales
Services: Iridium Certus®
Verticals: Aviation, Corporate
Use Cases & Infographics
Jan 29, 2020484.29 KB
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File Name: UC_Iridium+Certus_Aviation+Use+Cases_Business_JAN20.pdf
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Infographic showing Iridium Certus Use Cases for Business Aviation

Services: Iridium Certus®
Verticals: Aviation, Iridium Certus
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File Name: UC_Iridium+Certus_Aviation+Use+Cases_Commercial_JAN20.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
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Description:

Infographic showing Iridium Certus Use Cases for Commercial Aviation

Services: Iridium Certus®
Verticals: Aviation, Iridium Certus
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File Name: UC_Iridium+Certus_Aviation+Use+Cases_General_JAN20.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
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Description:

Infographic showing Iridium Certus Use Cases for General Aviation

Services: Iridium Certus®
Verticals: Aviation, Iridium Certus
Jan 29, 20201.52 MB
Size: 1.52 MB
File Name: UC_Iridium+Certus_Aviation+Use+Cases_Rotocraft_JAN20.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
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Description:

Infographic showing Iridium Certus Aviation Use Cases for Rotocraft

Services: Iridium Certus®
Verticals: Aviation, Iridium Certus
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File Name: UC_Iridium+Certus_Aviation+Use+Cases_UAV_JAN20.pdf
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: PDF
Description:

Infographic showing Iridium Certus Aviation Use Cases for UAVs

Services: Iridium Certus®
Verticals: Aviation, Iridium Certus
Video
Jan 17, 201957.51 MB
Size: 57.51 MB
File Name: VID_Iridium+Certus_Overview+Video_JAN19.mp4
Vendor: Iridium
File Type: MP4
Description:

Marketing video providing an overview of the new Iridium Certus service.

Products: Iridium Certus 9770, Iridium Certus BCX
Services: Iridium Certus®
Verticals: Iridium Certus