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Global Smartphone Access at Sea

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Iridium Helps Monitor and Protect Rare Species Around the Globe

In recent years we have seen a massive increase in the illegal wildlife trade. In the past 40 years 95% of the world’s rhinos were killed. More than 100,000 African elephants have been poached in the last three years and … Continue reading


On a World–Record Balloon Journey Across the Pacific with Iridium

Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev set off from Japan in their helium-filled balloon on January 25, 2015 and landed off the Mexican coast six days later. They broke two world records and they say that Iridium® was a big part … Continue reading

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The Iridium Maritime Team is Making Waves

Wondering how to satisfy your voice and data communications needs, while also taking advantage of the best value in the maritime market? Iridium is currently offering double the data allowance on current Iridium Pilot® plans – no hidden charges and … Continue reading


Enabling Vital Trade Routes with Critical Communications in Nepal

Guillermo (Willie) Benegas and his twin brother Damian lead Benegas Brothers Expeditions, and were guiding an excursion on Everest when the first earthquake struck Nepal. As the expedition quickly turned from adventure to rescue mission, the team developed a plan … Continue reading


Delivering Low-Latency M2M Solutions with Iridium Partner, KORE Telematics

When your company is known as the world’s leading M2M (machine to machine) network services provider, access to global connectivity is critical to operations. Delivering network services to application solution providers and enterprises supported by a wireless operator grade, KORE … Continue reading


Iridium® Push-to-Talk: Excitement is Growing

The Iridium® Push-to-Talk (PTT) solution is the world’s first global, satellite-based push-to-talk service. It enables fast, simple, and global group communications at the push of a button, enabling instant communication between participants located anywhere on earth. The solution includes the … Continue reading


Improving OEM Capabilities with JouBeh Value-Added Products

For a business depending on worldwide partners and customers to be successful, it needs the ability to offer and receive connections that span the globe. JouBeh Technologies is a data services-focused, leading Iridium Value-Added Reseller (VAR). It supports tracking and … Continue reading


Everything You Need, Without Paying for More

Iridium Pilot® is now more reliable, durable and rugged than ever, exceeding performance standards in providing dependable broadband connectivity anywhere the sky meets the sea. Built to perform in tough maritime conditions, Iridium Pilot will keep you and your crew … Continue reading


Helping to Enable AssetLink Global’s Unique Solutions

When your business promises to help customers keep track of their company assets anywhere in the world, access to dependable two-way connections is crucial for success. AssetLink Global’s mission is to deliver custom, low-cost M2M/Internet of Things solutions that deliver … Continue reading


Introducing Iridium GO!™ – a revolution in personal communications

Today, at the 2014 Iridium Partner Conference in San Antonio, we announced a new revolution in global personal communications, Iridium GO!™ Continue reading


Iridium Growth: It’s All About Connections.

By Matt Desch, Chief Executive Officer Yesterday, we reported second-quarter results that build on a long and consistent track record of delivering double-digit subscriber, service revenue and Operational EBITDA growth. While these numbers stand on their own in highlighting our … Continue reading


Five lessons learned from World War Z on staying connected during a zombie apocalypse

In the latest zombie movie, “World War Z”, Brad Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, stays in touch with his wife via an Iridium 9555 satellite phone, one of the few modes of communication that survives the systemic breakdown. Continue reading

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Fishing Tackle

The world of commercial fishing is changing, and the tools for catching fish are changing too. As natural fish stocks dwindle, countries all over the world are regulating catches and tracking boats to avoid overfishing. Without sophisticated tracking equipment, a … Continue reading

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5 Reasons We’re Excited to Unleash Iridium GO!

The Iridium GO!TM is now available for purchase! And it is unlike anything the world has seen before. Powered by the world’s furthest reaching satellite communications network, this small and rugged unit creates the first ever reliable global Wi-Fi connection … Continue reading

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Sailing Solo with Satellite

Ever think about just getting away from it all? Well Aurora Canessa did just that when she embarked on a journey to sail the Atlantic all on her own. Continue reading


Delivering Worldwide M2M Connectivity

Iridium value-added partner KORE today announced the commercial availability of KORE Global Connect™, an integrated worldwide M2M network delivering both cellular and satellite services. Continue reading


Iridium GO!™ – the star at SATELLITE 2014 and beyond

The big splash hits this summer, Iridium GO!™ is coming. Catch the wave with the Iridium GO! mobile application developer program! Send us your ideas for innovative mobile applications and make history with Iridium and Iridium GO!. Continue reading


Iridium NEXT Satellite Constellation – Coming to a Launch Pad Near You

Fasten your seatbelts! Production of Iridium NEXT – Iridium’s second-generation global satellite constellation – has officially begun! Bringing to life the world’s largest commercial satellite constellation is no small undertaking. Across the globe, aerospace and telecommunications engineers are working alongside … Continue reading



Welcome to Iridium 360, our new interactive newsletter that is intended to bring together all things related to the world we live in at Iridium. If you’re not familiar with Iridium, we’re the world’s furthest reaching network – literally. And … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Lifeline in Antarctica

I am a British medical doctor currently living, working and conducting research for the European Space Agency at Concordia Station in Antarctica. In my life I have made several life-changing calls using Iridium phones from remote expeditions. Continue reading


An Iridium Connected® crew completes phase one of a life changing mission

A trip to Mars, for anyone, would be an amazing feat. An unprepared trip to Mars would be nothing short of catastrophic. To prepare humans for what Mars would be like in reality, a mission has been put into place, and with it, questions will be undoubtedly answered. Continue reading


Iridium NEXT ‘rockets’ from design to testing in latest milestone achievement

Today, we’re happy to announce the Iridium NEXT constellation has reached an important milestone, moving the project from the design phase and into testing and launch preparedness. Continue reading


Guest Post: SELEX Elsag Supplied Iridium Phone Saves Major Dan Ashton in Iceland Rescue

Major Dan Ashton of the British Army’s Royal Corps of Signals was recently rescued from the heart of Iceland in the middle of winter using an Iridium phone. Continue reading


THE POLLS ARE IN: Iridium® and Spacenet provided Critical Coverage during Mexico’s 2012 Federal Elections

The win by Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) wasn’t the only shift to take place during Mexico’s historic July 1, 2012 general elections. For the first time, satellite communications were used to ensure timely, accurate reporting from polls located outside major centers. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

In June, I joined a team of American Alpine Club mountaineering scientists and embarked on an environmental expedition to Peru’s highest mountain range for the Cordillera Blanca Environmental Expedition 2011. Continue reading


Guest Post: Polar Vision

In January 2012, Alan Lock will set the world record as the first visually impaired person to travel from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. Most people find this story truly incredible and inspiring, but for the visually impaired, Alan’s story shows what can be possible. But as I said, we’re going the end of the Earth. So telling the story could have been a struggle. Iridium has solved this problem for us.
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Guest Post: Sailing the Atlantic

Captain’s Log: My family and I, (my wife and two teenage daughters – ages 15 and 17 when we began) recently returned from what many would call a trip of a lifetime. We set sail for nearly eight months (November 2010 to June 2011) from St. Lucia in the Caribbean to our home in Calgary, Canada. Continue reading


A Passage Through Ice

In the summer of 2012, the “A Passage Through Ice” expedition went on a four-month, 10,000-nautical mile Arctic journey aboard a 31-foot fiberglass sailboat. The purpose of the voyage was to track the Polar Ice Cap and highlight the impact … Continue reading