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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iridium has announced that production is complete on the qualification dispenser for the Iridium NEXT constellation's initial launch, which will be conducted by ISC Kosmotras from the Yasny launch site in Russia using a Dnepr rocket, with qualification testing on-track for completion in June 2015.
Airbus Defence and Space service provider partner Ozsay Satellite Communications reports that it is upgrading connectivity on five Transal tankers, improving both operational and crew communications.
The future of the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry depends on how fast operators can adapt to new market conditions, according to the latest report from Euroconsult.
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