Blog

  1. Falcon 9 - Image credit: SpaceX

    The last mission needed to complete Iridium Communications’ second-generation satellite constellation is scheduled for Dec. 30, Iridium CEO Matt Desch said today.

    In a tweet announcing the launch date, Desch said the launch is set for 8:38 a.m. Pacific Standard Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch will also use a previously flown first-stage booster, marking the third time Iridium switched from a new rocket.

    The December launch will enable Iridium to get the entire $3 billion Iridium Next constellation in orbit by year’s end, though the satellites will take until early 2019 to reach their orbital slots.

    Iridium currently has 65 Iridium Next satellites in low-Earth orbit, replacing a first generation constellation from Lockheed Martin that launched in the late 199

    Read more »
  2. THE GLOBAL RESILIENCE SUMMIT

    THE GLOBAL RESILIENCE SUMMIT

    DECEMBER 4-6, 2018
    NEW ORLEANS ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER

    stop by and visit the G-Comm exhibit

     

    ResCon: The Global Resilience Summit is the premier annual international conference on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management in an evolving global environment.

    This event features:

    • Resilience and Disaster Management
    • Collaboration
    • Global Leadership
    • Networking
    • Information Sharing
    Read more »
  3. Arctic Technology Conference logo

    November 5-7 2018

    Houston, Texas

     

    Arctic Technology Conference

    The Arctic Technology Conference, an OTC event, is a highly focused, international conference that addresses

    the cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices needed for exploration an

    Read more »
  4. Iridium Next Launch Update

    Iridium Next Launch Update

    On Wednesday, July 25 at 4:39 a.m. PDT, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the seventh set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low-earth orbit (LEO) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Only one more launch of 10 satellites remains until the Iridium NEXT mission is completed, ushering in a new era of capabilities, like Iridium CertusSM broadband service and AireonSM real-time global aircraft surveillance. The 10 Iridium NEXT satellites are functioning nominally and have begun the testing and validation process. The launch brought the total number of Iridium NEXT satell

    Read more »
  5. Communicating using phones anywhere on Earth is possible with Iridium satellite phones which are one of the most versatile means communication devices. How’s it possible? Well, because Iridium satellite phones have global-spanning network of 66 satellites. If you compare it with cell phones, you will realise that they are larger than most of the cell phones, but the benefits are well worth the added size. Why is it better choice than satellite phones, you ask? We have mentioned the reasons that state the importance of satellite phones over cell phones in the article below:

    Read more »
  6. When there’s an emergency, nothing works like an Iridium phone for communication. Yes! Iridium phones, communication devices that work using the signals from satellites in orbit around the Earth and not the terrestrial towers, are best suited for managing communication during situations like the natural disaster where even the infrastructure is destroyed. There are a lot of reasons for choosing satellite phones for emergency, some of which are listed below:

    Read more »
  7. From our shopping errands to the medium through which we watch television, everything we do today is satellite based. Iridium Satellite Phones has been around for over two decades, but many people don’t even know about this term, how do they work and what is the importance of these phones. Many people have doubt that they are for the very wealthy, the respected or reputed organizations, or international adventurers. But this is absolutely a wrong thought! Today, everybody needs a quick and efficient access to reliable communications for some or the other reason. This blog will break down the why, when and how to buy an Iridium Satellite Phone.

    Read more »
  8. Satellite phones such as Iridium Phones are currently leading the market with high technology, smart connectivity and outstanding communication solutions. One of the great clients of Iridium Satellite Phones is The United States Defense Department, they speak about its importance and wonderful benefits it provides to the users. There are some questions that are frequently asked about these phones; here we will try to answer them in the most effective way:

    Read more »