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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.

Globecomm Maritime has partnered with Iridium to install OpenPort terminals on two tall ships taking part in challenges for British charity Jubilee Sailing Trust.

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Pole to pole KVH package

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.

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