Iridium Communications Inc. stated today that it has secured a deal with SpaceX to use its Falcon 9 rocket to launch up to five of the company’s last remaining ground-spare satellites from the Iridium NEXT program; making their ninth SpaceX launch. The launch, known as Iridium-9, is scheduled to occur at Vandenberg Space Force Base
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Iridium announced today announced an ultra-low bandwidth video transmission technology from a new Value-Added Developer (VAD), VideoSoft Global. Running over the Iridium Certus service, Videosoft’s FireLight solution enables the live transmission of video from as low as 4 Kbps to and from anywhere in the world. The solution supports secure live video, audio and data
Optimizing Live Video – AnsuR Technologies has been named a Value-Added Developer (VAD) by Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) to provide optimal video software solutions for use over the Iridium Certus service. The video compression software from AnsuR can produce high-precision, geo-tagged live action video content with 99 percent less bandwidth than existing approaches. This
Iridium Certus 100 Service Launches

Iridium Certus 100 Service Launches

Iridium Certus 100 Service Launches MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Iridium Communications Inc. today announced that its Iridium Certus 100 “midband” service is commercially available for maritime, land mobile, IoT, aviation and government customers. Iridium Certus 100 provides a unique blend of capabilities for satellite connectivity, enabling small, low-profile antennas and battery-powered devices
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Iridium Communications Inc. today announced that the Canadian Coast Guard has adopted Iridium Certus connectivity for Iridium Critical Communications with support from an Iridium partner. The Coast Guard deployed dozens of Iridium Certus Thales VesseLINK 700 terminals on its vessels, including icebreakers, to contribute to reliable internet connectivity as crew members deliver programs and services
More than 20 international organizations are involved in Arctic-focused communications exercises demonstrating the scope, quality and range of satellite capabilities supporting governments and NGOs in the polar regions with Arctic Lynx. MCLEAN, Va., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) today announced Operation Arctic Lynx (OAL), a series of partnership-driven field exercises deploying
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Iridium Command Center - Apollo Satellite
Iridium is Proud to Share Its First Environmental, Social, and Governance Report Iridium is pleased to deliver their first Iridium Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report. Since inception, their core mission and purpose has been to provide communication and connectivity to places and people where it’s been impossible before, expanding social progress and safety as
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Iridium Overview Iridium an Overview – In 1987, a few bold thinkers envisioned a revolutionary system of communications. Bary Bertiger, Ray Leopold, and Ken Peterson began working on a satellite-based communications system designed to connect people on a global scale – and in 1988 Iridium was born. Initially a project in a Motorola research lab
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Discontinuation of Service Notice Effective March 12, 2021 we will stop billing, selling and providing service and support for Sat-Fi2 and Sat-Fi2 RAS products for discontinuation. Globalstar has evaluated the long-term sustainability of this product line and subsequently made the difficult business decision not to manufacture and offer Sat-Fi2 products going forward. While this was
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