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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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Progress Continues with Iridium NEXT Launch Milestone

With only a year to go until the first scheduled Iridium NEXT launch, the entire Iridium NEXT Mission Team and our launch partners are hard at work. Today, Iridium announced a key milestone in successfully completing dispenser qualification tests with SpaceX for the Iridium NEXT constellation. Continue reading

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Blackline GPS launches innovative safety solution supported by the Iridium® network

Iridium partner Blackline GPS has announced its new Loner Bridge System, a solution that improves safety for remote and lone workers, and can significantly improve emergency response times when employees need help. Continue reading

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Test Your Satellite Phone with Iridium

As difficult as it may be to predict when a disaster or crisis situation will occur, it is always possible to prepare ahead of time. It can be as simple as talking to your family about an emergency plan, building … Continue reading

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Iridium Participated in M2M World Congress in London

Smart machines. Smart homes. Smart cities. This is not a trailer from a futuristic sci-fi movie. This is the reality of today’s M2M (machine-to-machine) world. Connected cars, home automation and mobile health are just a few of the M2M applications … 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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Iridium taken on an unforgettable journey through the Amazon Rainforest

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we would like share a heartfelt adventure story about the reunion of a mother and son, deep in the Amazon rainforest of Venezuela. An Iridium 9555 was along for the journey of connecting two distant … Continue reading

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Breaking Speed Records with Iridium Along for the Ride

Kicking tires and lighting fires. The Iridium Extreme® handset and Iridium AxcessPoint were along for the ride earlier this year as a team of motorcycle racers set out to the Australian outback with the goal of beating a land speed record at the 2014 Speed Week races. Continue reading

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Earth Day 2014: Making Environmental Connections Everywhere

April 22, 2014 is Earth Day. Celebrated in different ways all around the globe, Earth Day is considered to be the largest environmental event in the world.

To mark this important day, Iridium wanted to highlight some of the environmental initiatives its network of partners are involved in. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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

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Iridium Receives Authorization to Distribute Products and Services in Russia

Iridium just announced that OOO Iridium Communications (“Iridium Russia”) has received authorization from Russian authorities to provide commercial services in the country. As the Director General of Iridium Russia, I am excited to bring this news to the Iridium360 community. Continue reading