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A Lifeline in the Wild Pakistani Mountain Range

Graham Zimmerman is a professional alpine climber who recently traveled to Pakistan with the ambitious goal to conquer the Karakoram mountain range. He shared his story with us: ———————————————————————————————————- I am an alpinist. In a nutshell this means that I … Continue reading

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Online While Out to Sea

Developer Spotlight Series: SailMail via Iridium GO!® Provides Global Email Access and More Setting off into the open sea often means leaving behind the digital connections we use every day, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether for … Continue reading

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A Smart Suite of Applications for Every Adventure Traveler

Developer Spotlight Series: OCENS’ Grib Explorer Plus, FLYCAST, QWIP & AWARe for Iridium GO!® Enable Safe & Smart Traveling Effective and smart communications is a key factor in successful explorations, missions, expeditions and any kind of travel at sea, in … Continue reading

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Part 3: Pushing the Limits of Aviation – Iridium® Simplifies the “Search” in “Search and Rescue”

It’s impossible to anticipate emergency situations before embarking on an adventure, but it’s critical to always be prepared to handle one. In the instance of Sergey Ananov, a friend of Michael Farih’s as well as the rest of the Three … Continue reading

Helicopters in Arctic

Part 2: Pushing the Limits of Aviation – Locating a Moving Refueling Station in the Arctic Ocean

While it may seem like a given, if you’re flying a helicopter and it runs out of fuel, the engine immediately shuts off. This poses a serious problem when flying long distances in remote locations and over icy waters – … Continue reading

Three North Poles Expedition

Part 1: Pushing the Limits of Aviation – A North Pole Helicopter Expedition Relies on Iridium®

A helicopter expedition to the three North Poles (geographic, magnetic, and the northern pole of inaccessibility) – an incredible adventure or near-impossible feat? Depends who you ask. For Evgeny Kabanov and Michael Farih of Moscow, Russia, it was an opportunity … Continue reading


Two rowers raise money to fight breast cancer using Iridium as a lifeline

Pete Fletcher & Tom Hudson departed from New York in their row boat, the Macpac Challenger, on Thursday, May 21 to begin what would become an unforgettable 98-day, 14-hours and 44-minutes ‘Dare to Dream’ journey across the Atlantic Ocean to … Continue reading

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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


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


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

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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


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


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

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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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Upcoming Major Announcement from Iridium

Stay tuned right here at Iridium 360 for more information on the new driving force in personal communication. Be among the first to pre-register for the big announcement. Details are coming soon.

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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

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Smaller Than a Credit Card: The Iridium Core 9523 Enables More Compact Devices

Often times, Iridium works behind the scenes as a catalyst for technological innovation. We provide products to our partners who then create new devices and solutions that change the way we communicate worldwide.

The Iridium® Core 9523 is a perfect example of this and, recently, we made it available for commercial use as part of our Iridium Force strategy. This is our unique vision for using the power of the world’s furthest reaching network to bring extended and enhanced personal communications to people and organizations, everywhere.
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