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A Lifeline in the Mountains of Nepal

Colin Haley is a professional alpine climber, based in Seattle. He was in Nepal during the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015, and shared his story. Continue reading

Contributed by Iridium Extreme user Colin Haley, who was on a climbing trip in the Langtang Valley in Nepal at the time of the first earthquake.

Enabling Critical Connectivity in Nepal

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 is a devastating tragedy, and a stark reminder of how critical it is to have reliable communications in the face of such a disastrous event. In a matter of seconds, basic … Continue reading


Iridium® is Truly Everywhere — Even in Hollywood

In a world where threats and opportunities are increasingly global, and where people and organizations need reliable communications like never before, only one company connects the entire planet with voice and data coverage. While this statement may sound like the … Continue reading

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Helping to Monitor Penguins Remotely in Antarctica

Antarctica is one of the most fascinating and remote places on the planet: its humidity is perpetually near zero, effectively making it a desert; it’s continually dark from March to late September, and it’s almost entirely covered by ice. It’s also … Continue reading


Iridium GO!® Honored among SAIL Magazine’s 2015 Pittman Innovation Award Winners

Each year, SAIL magazine recognizes outstanding new products that change the sailing industry by naming them recipients of the Pittman Innovation Award. Continue reading


Earth Day 2015: Iridium Connects Environmental Initiatives Everywhere Around the Globe

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. A lot has changed in our world since the 1970’s – one of the biggest shifts being that we are now able to track environmental issues on a global scale.
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Current and Potential Future uses of Iridium® Tracking Devices in the Fight Against Ebola

Until recently, there have been roughly 3,000 American troops and 750 civilians aiding in efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Whether it’s building treatment facilities or providing logistical support and medical training of healthcare … Continue reading


Fast, Simple, Global – Iridium® Push-to-Talk as It was Meant to Be

It has been around since the 1930s, providing immediacy of voice, one-to-many communication and fast response times for individuals doing tough jobs around the world. Military personnel, industrial workers, government staff, emergency crews, and utility companies use it to stay … Continue reading


Russian Expedition in Antarctica Stays in Touch Thanks to Iridium®

The Antarctica Leaders Club 2015 is an initiative organized by the Russian Business Leaders Club with the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Geographical Society and the Russian Mountaineering Federation. The expedition conquered some of the most inhospitable … Continue reading

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Free Press: Journalism Beyond the Traditional Bounds of Geography

In today’s world, freedom of the press doesn’t just mean being allowed to report – you have to be able to report without interference, to convey stories from wherever they’re happening. Sometimes, that means being able to report from the … 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


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


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

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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


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