Lars Thrane Makes its Iridium Certus® Debut with the LT-4200 Maritime Satcom System The LT-4200 will be one of the first terminals to support the Iridium Certus 200 service class as Lars Thrane becomes the third Iridium Certus™ maritime terminal manufacturer
Unique “Rideshare” Mission will Deploy Two Sets of Satellites in Two Separate Orbits
50 Iridium NEXT Satellites Are Now in Orbit as Iridium Nears Completion of New Global Communications Network
Agreement Signed with SpaceX to Use Flight-Proven First Stage of Falcon 9 Rocket
All 10 satellites deployed, providing telemetry and beginning system checkout
Iridium's New, Truly Global Broadband Service - Iridium Certus(SM) — Goes Live for On-Orbit Satellite Testing
Worldwide Service for Specialty L-Band Broadband Applications Preparing for Commercial Service Debut in 2Q 2018
With less than a week to go, we hope you are as excited as we are for the upcoming Iridium NEXT launch targeted for Monday, October 9 at 5:37AM PDT. The launch will take place at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, with a back-up date of October 10.
Iridium Communications, today announced that all 10 Iridium NEXT satellites for the third launch are onsite at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California.
Iridium Communications Inc. announced yesterday that the upcoming Iridium NEXT launch has been targeted for September 30, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. PDT. This launch will deliver another 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and will bring the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites deployed to 30. SpaceX selected the September 30th launch date based on rocket and Vandenberg Air Force Base range availability. SpaceX’s targeted launch schedule accommodates completion of the Iridium NEXT constellation as planned in mid-2018. In total, SpaceX will deliver 75 Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit. In case of inclement weather, a backup launch date has been scheduled for October 1.