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EBACE: Gogo and Iridium partner on Certus aviation terminals

EBACE: Gogo and Iridium partner on Certus aviation terminals

Iridium has named Gogo as the newest value-added manufacturer (VAM) for its Iridium Certus aviation terminals. Gogo has also been selected as an Iridium Certus service provider, making it the… Read more »

Iridium now has 55 NEXT satellites in orbit after sixth launch

Iridium now has 55 NEXT satellites in orbit after sixth launch

Iridium announced today that SpaceX has successfully launched five Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Shortly after deployment, Iridium confirmed successful communication with all five new… Read more »

Garmin launches tiny inReach Mini communicator for Iridium

Garmin launches tiny inReach Mini communicator for Iridium

Garmin has announced its inReach Mini, probably the tiniest satellite-based inflight connectivity communicator that could be carried on a business or private aircraft. While not providing full two-way IP connectivity… Read more »

Fifth Iridium NEXT satellite launch completed successfully

Fifth Iridium NEXT satellite launch completed successfully

SpaceX has successfully launched the fifth set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, bringing the total now in orbit to 50. The launch took place from Vandenberg Air Force Base in… Read more »

Honeywell to provide high-speed low-cost Iridium connectivity

Honeywell to provide high-speed low-cost Iridium connectivity

Honeywell has announced that it is to provide business jet, airline and helicopter operators with better inflight connectivity choices, thanks to the introduction of the Aspire 150 and Aspire 350… Read more »

Iridium announces partners for new Certus service

Iridium announces partners for new Certus service

Iridium Communications announced today that Honeywell Aerospace, SKYTRAC, Avitek and Navicom Aviation are the first Iridium Certus service providers to be selected for the aviation industry. As Iridium Certus service… Read more »

Iridium announces date for fifth Iridium NEXT launch

Iridium announces date for fifth Iridium NEXT launch

Iridium Communications says that the fifth Iridium NEXT satellite launch has been targeted by SpaceX for March 18, 2018 at 8:19 am PDT (15:19 UTC) from Vandenberg Air Force Base… Read more »

More than half of Iridium NEXT constellation now in orbit

More than half of Iridium NEXT constellation now in orbit

Iridium Communications says it enters 2018 at the mid-point of its Iridium NEXT launch programme. SpaceX successfully launched the fourth set of 10 satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force… Read more »

Iridium NEXT satellites in Vandenberg for fourth launch

Iridium NEXT satellites in Vandenberg for fourth launch

Iridium Communications announced today that all 10 Iridium NEXT satellites for its fourth launch are now in processing at SpaceX’s west coast launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in… Read more »

SpaceX confirms successful launch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites

SpaceX confirms successful launch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites

Iridium Communications has announced the successful third launch and deployment of its latest batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. The satellites were delivered into low-Earth orbit approximately one hour after… Read more »

Satcom Direct DLU for FANS over Iridium achieves certification

Satcom Direct DLU for FANS over Iridium achieves certification

The Satcom Direct (SD) FANS-1/A Data Link Unit (DLU) has become the first system to achieve FAA TSO-C159c for Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) over Iridium flight deck data communications…. Read more »

Iridium announces third NEXT satellite launch date

Iridium announces third NEXT satellite launch date

Iridium Communications says its upcoming Iridium NEXT satellite launch has been targeted for September 30, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. PDT. This launch will deliver another 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to… Read more »

Iridium prepares for upcoming launch of NEXT satellites

Iridium prepares for upcoming launch of NEXT satellites

Iridium is making final preparations for the launch of its second block of Iridium NEXT satellites this coming weekend. Matt Desch, Iridium CEO, said the next 10 of its new… Read more »

New target date announced for second Iridium NEXT Launch

New target date announced for second Iridium NEXT Launch

Iridium Communications has announced the second launch for its Iridium NEXT satellite constellation has been moved earlier, and is now targeted for June 25, 2017 at 13:24:59 PDT with an… Read more »

EBACE: TrueNorth adds FANS-1/A data link with voice

EBACE: TrueNorth adds FANS-1/A data link with voice

TrueNorth, an SD Company, has introduced its new FANS-1/A over Iridium data link unit (DLU) with voice at EBACE 2017. DLU-vox, will provide data link capabilities (ACARS, ADS-C, and CPDLC)… Read more »

Rockwell Collins delivers first Iridium SATCOM units for 737MAX

Rockwell Collins delivers first Iridium SATCOM units for 737MAX

Rockwell Collins has delivered its first Iridium ICS-300 SATCOM units to Boeing for its 737 MAX aircraft. Available as a production line option and the only approved Iridium SATCOM solution… Read more »

Iridium Safety Voice communications installs exceed 500 aircraft

Iridium Safety Voice communications installs exceed 500 aircraft

The Iridium Safety Voice service, which is used for air traffic communications, has now been adopted by more than 500 aircraft. The Iridium Safety Voice service provides aircraft operators with… Read more »

Iridium announces target date for 2nd launch of Iridium NEXT

Iridium announces target date for 2nd launch of Iridium NEXT

Iridium Communications has announced it has received a targeted launch date of mid-June for the second mission of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. Originally anticipated for mid-April of 2017, the date… Read more »

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