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