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Friday, 28 November 2014 12:10

IT issues on the table at MSC

The IMO’s Marine Safety Committee (MSC) met in London last week for its 94th session, with several IT issues on the agenda, including Iridium’s proposed move to become a GMDSS satellite provider.

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:09

Iridium Q3 results show OpenPort growth

Iridium’s financial results for the third quarter of 2014 have been announced, with the company raising its financial outlook for the year and reporting a jump in revenue from the maritime sector.

Iridium Communications today announced the completion of the first five flight Main Mission Antennas (MMAs) for the Iridium NEXT constellation,designed by Thales Alenia Space, which will manage the reception and transmission of data to and from various Iridium customer devices on its next generation network.

Iridium says it is moving closer to being recognised as a provider of mobile satellite communications for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) after its application was approved by the IMO's Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR).

Iridium today announced that it is moving forward with the launch preparations for its NEXT constellation after the launch equipment completed a series of successful tests.

McMurdo Group has announced that it has integrated Iridium GO! into its fleet management software.

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:46

Iridium submits GMDSS application to IMO

Iridium Communications today announced that it has formally submitted an application to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the provision of mobile satellite communications in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

Production on 81 satellites for the Iridium NEXT programme has begun, at the Orbital Sciences Corporation satellite manufacturing facility in Gilbert, Arizona, in the United States.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:41

Iridium launches Burst broadcast service

Iridium Communications has launched a global data broadcast service enabling enterprises to send data to an unlimited number of devices.

Friday, 18 October 2013 00:00

Iridium NEXT passes review

Iridium Communications reports that it has successfully completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) of the complete Iridium NEXT satellite network system, which it says has demonstrated its design is valid and on schedule for a first launch in early 2015.

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