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With exploration and production activities in the oil and gas industry reaching an all-time high, companies have expanded their operations further into outlying areas – from remote sites deep in the wilderness to offshore rigs across the horizon. As oil and gas teams venture into these distant locations, they move well beyond the reach of
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Iridium Communications Network

The Iridium Communications Network’s system is based on a network of 66 satellites. The satellite constellation is distributed on 6 near polar planes and each plane carries 11 operational satellites, as well as one spare satellite. Each satellite weighs approximately 689 kilograms (1,500 pounds) and orbits at an altitude of 780 kilometres (420 nautical miles) above