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Guest Post: Powered by GAP – Auspace supports Take a Breather Charity Challenge

EDITORS NOTE: Iridium partners, Auspace and the Global Alerting Platform (GAP), provided a solution for tracking teams during the 2014 ‘Take a Breather Charity Challenge’ in Southern Australia. Read as an Auspace team member tells the story of their exciting … Continue reading

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Iridium NEXT Enhanced Solar Panel Design Passes with Flying Colors

As part of the Iridium NEXT program, we’ve developed a new solar panel design alongside our Iridium Mission Team partners: Spectrolab and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO). Once in-orbit, each Iridium NEXT satellite will rely on four of these solar panels … Continue reading

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Iridium Places the Final Piece of the Puzzle with the Construction of the Chandler Ground Station

The final puzzle piece in our development of the new TelePort Network was placed earlier this year, when we successfully completed the construction of the Chandler Ground Station at the Iridium Technical Support Center (TSC) in Chandler, Arizona. The construction … Continue reading

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Snap. Post. Win. – Show us Everywhere You GO!

Iridium is inviting its Facebook and Twitter users around the world to send photos of remote locations where they have used or will use an Iridium GO! It’s easy to enter. Join us for the ride! Think back to a … Continue reading

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All Systems Go! — Iridium NEXT Operational Infrastructure Complete

It’s “All Systems Go!” at Iridium, as the upgrade of the System Control Segment (SCS) and development of the new Launch and Early Operations (LEOP) control center has been completed. Marking another major milestone for Iridium NEXT— the completion of … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Iridium this September?

From Paris to Hamburg to Lima to Las Vegas, Iridium is truly everywhere this September, and we hope to see you while we’re on the road! As a satellite technology innovator and market leader, we are excited to be attending, … Continue reading

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Iridium GO! – First Impressions

Iridium GO! was unleashed only a few weeks ago, providing the first ever reliable global Wi-Fi connection for voice and data on up to 5 mobile devices. The device was first announced at the annual Iridium Partner Conference, providing our … Continue reading

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Iridium Celebrates as the First Satellite Engineering Model for Iridium NEXT is Completed

There’s cause for celebration at Iridium as a significant milestone has been reached in the Iridium NEXT project. As of last week, the development of the first Iridium NEXT satellite engineering model has been completed, and with this achievement we are one step closer to the realization of the future of truly global satellite communications. 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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Iridium Completes First of Five Main Mission Antennas (MMAs) for the Iridium NEXT Constellation

Suzi McBride, Vice President of Iridium’s Program Management Office, explains the critical role that the Main Mission Antennas will play in the Iridium NEXT constellation. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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Welcome

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

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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

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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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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

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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: 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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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

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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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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