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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.

Iridium has completed the successful launch of its first ten Iridium NEXT satellites, with the satellites delivered into low-Earth orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on January 14.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 11:41

Iridium NEXT launch postponed again

The launch of the first satellites in the Iridium NEXT constellation has been delayed once more, following an announcement from launch services provider SpaceX.

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 10:33

New Iridium NEXT launch date confirmed

The first launch of Iridium’s NEXT generation of satellites, previously delayed following a launch anomaly during testing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2016, has been given a revised target date of January 8, 2017.

Thursday, 08 December 2016 10:41

Iridium NEXT launch moved to new year

The launch date for Iridium’s first group of satellites in its NEXT constellation has been pushed back a month from its announced December 16 slot, and is now scheduled to take place in January, the company reports.

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