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Friday, 02 December 2016 10:34

First Iridium NEXT launch date confirmed

Iridium has announced the date for the first launch of its next-generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, with the latest satellites to be sent into orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on December 16, 2016.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:23

Iridium Pilot passes 2,200 units in 12 months

Iridium has released details on the take-up of its Pilot maritime communications system, revealing that it shipped more than 2,200 units over the 12 months ending June 30, 2016, concluding with one of the best quarters in company history.

Iridium’s progress through the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) recognition process is continuing, with the March meeting of the IMO Subcommittee on Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR) returning to its assessment of Iridium as a future GMDSS service provider.

Marisatcom Satellite Communications and its partner SeaNet report that they have recently completed the delivery of five ASE Iridium Comcenter Citadel systems to South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, the first tranche of a contract for 14 emergency comms packages expected to be delivered by end of July 2016.

Friday, 30 October 2015 10:28

Iridium revenues stay flat in new figures

Iridium Communications has reported third-quarter 2015 total revenues of $106 million, made up of $81.2 million of service revenue and $24.8 million from equipment, engineering and support, a one per cent decline versus the comparable period in 2014.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 09:38

Iridium completes first Certus call

Iridium reports that it has successfully conducted the first ever voice and data ground test call over its next-generation Iridium Certus broadband network, currently under development to be introduced on the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 05:22

Iridium and Furuno announce partnership

Iridium has announced a strategic partnership with Furuno which will see the Japanese maritime technology manufacturer begin marketing Iridium satellite services and products, initially in Japan.

Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:45

New tracking unit from Polaris

Danish company Polaris Electronics has introduced a new tracking device, called SIRIUS One, operating via the Iridium network.

Iridium has announced another step forward in the development of its next-generation Iridium Certus broadband service with the delivery of the first Broadband Core Transceiver (BCX) prototypes for interoperability testing on the Iridium NEXT satellite network infrastructure.

Friday, 31 July 2015 09:06

Q2 2015 results reported by Iridium

Iridium Communications has issued its financial results for the second quarter of 2015, reporting net income of $26 million on total revenue of $101.9 million.

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