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.
Globecomm Maritime has partnered with Iridium to install OpenPort terminals on two tall ships taking part in challenges for British charity Jubilee Sailing Trust.
KVH has struck a partnership with Iridium to provide extended satellite coverage to customers equipped with its new TracPhone V3-IP system.
Beam Communications has entered into a strategic product development initiative with Iridium Communications, which will see the companies collaborate on the manufacturing of a new product.
German shipping company Reederei Werner Bockstiegel is to install the Iridium Pilot system across its shipping fleet, as part of an agreement with Globecomm Maritime.
A range of new anti-piracy systems from providers Applied Satellite Engineering (ASE) and Beam Communications, utilising either the Iridium or Inmarsat satellite networks, have been launched.
Beam Communications has received certification from Iridium Communications for use of Beam’s LiteDOCK docking stations with the Iridium Extreme satellite phone.
Iridium has announced the completion of the satellite preliminary design review phase for its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
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