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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.

Monday, 20 April 2015 09:13

Transal upgrades satcom package

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.

Iridium Communications increased its number of billable subscribers by 75,000 over the course of 2014, up 11 per cent, and increased revenue by approximately $26 million compared with 2013, according to the company’s latest financial results.

Monday, 16 March 2015 13:06

Iridium GMDSS evaluation formally begins

The International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) has begun the formal evaluation process of Iridium as a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) provider.

Iridium has named the four manufacturers that it will partner with on Certus, the L-band satellite broadband service that will be delivered by its Iridium NEXT constellation, scheduled to begin launching in 2015.

Rock Seven has announced an update to its RockFLEET vessel tracking system that includes the option of changing the regularity of location updates depending on the vessel’s movement.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 10:12

Iridium NEXT software successfully tested

Iridium has reported that it has successfully completed the first phase of testing of its NEXT platform software.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:34

RockFLEET tracking system adds GSM module

Iridium partner Rock Seven has announced the addition of a GSM module to its RockFLEET global tracking system, allowing vessels to use terrestrial-based mobile networks when in range.

Monday, 01 December 2014 10:45

MailOnBoard comes to Android

Greek satcom provider Otesat-Maritel, part of the OTE Group, has announced that its MailOnBoard email solution is now available for mobile devices with Android software 2.2 and up.

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