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Monday, 26 June 2017 10:21

Second Iridium NEXT launch a success

Iridium has successfully completed the second satellite launch for its next-generation network, Iridium NEXT, with a payload of 10 satellites deployed into low-Earth orbit on June 25, adding to the 10 initial satellites in the constellation already launched in January of this year.

Iridium has confirmed that all 10 Iridium NEXT satellites set for inclusion in the second launch in its NEXT programme have arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California and are being processed for their scheduled launch with SpaceX on June 25th.

Thursday, 01 June 2017 12:12

Cobham launches Iridium Certus terminal

Cobham SATCOM has unveiled its first Iridium Certus Connected terminal, the SAILOR 4300, with the first customer shipment expected before the end of the year.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 14:21

AST adds New York POP

The AST Group has improved its satellite communications offering with the provisioning of a new network point of presence (POP) in 60 Hudson St, New York, as part of its INTEGRA global IP network.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 19:01

Iridium NEXT satellites enter service

Iridium has announced that the first set of the company’s NEXT satellites, launched in January, have been integrated into its operational constellation and are now providing service to customers.

Lars Thrane A/S, the eponymous enterprise created by Mr Thrane in 2014 after the 2012 sale of the Thrane & Thrane company he founded with his brother Per to Cobham, has launched its first satellite communication terminal with the introduction of the LT-3100 Iridium Communications System.

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:36

M2M unit launched for IoT applications

Rock Seven has launched a new two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) satellite communications system with integrated antenna for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, using the Iridium network.

Thursday, 09 March 2017 10:19

Thales begins maritime play

Satellite communications company Thales is taking its first steps into the commercial maritime satcom market with the launch of a new system called VesseLINK, aiming to provide commercial vessels with global broadband connectivity via the Iridium network.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 07:02

Iridium updates schedule for second NEXT launch

Iridium reports that it has received a targeted launch date of mid-June for its second mission of ten Iridium NEXT satellites.

Thursday, 02 February 2017 12:21

Iridium adds eighth SpaceX launch for NEXT

Iridium has contracted to add an eighth SpaceX Falcon 9 launch to its Iridium NEXT programme, as part of a ‘rideshare’ agreement the will see the launch shared with the twin-satellites of the NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission.

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