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  1. Ask G-Comm about Iridium Certus

    On January 11th, 2019 Iridium Communication successfully launched the last 10 of 75 satellites that make up new Iridium Next constellation. Iridium NEXT is now arguably the world's highest performance and most sophisticated L-band constellation, representing today's state of the art in terms of technology, reliability, resilience and coverage. Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The Iridium satellite constellation is unlike any

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  2. A used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lofted 10 final Iridium Next satellites into orbit today (Jan. 11), completing a two-year, eight-launch contract between the two companies.

    The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 7:31 a.m. local time (10:31 a.m. EST, 1531 GMT) during an instantaneous launch window. If all goes well, satellite deployment will begin about an hour after launch. The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed on the droneship "Just Read the Instructions" about seven minutes after liftoff. That stage had previously flown on the Telstar 18 launch in September 2018. SpaceX did not attempt to recover the fairing, which it has yet to do successfully.

    "There it is, right in the middle of the bull's-eye," SpaceX's launch commentator, John Insprucker, principal integration engineer said during the broadcast after the first stage's safe landing. "The first stage is back again down on Earth." [Watch SpaceX's

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  3. G-Comm appeared in Petroleum News recently:

    GComm announced Jan. 7 that in early January Iridium Satellite will launch the final 10 of 80 satellites that will complete the newest LBand satellite constellation in service. In conjunction with the final launch Iridium will be rolling out Iridium Certus℠, their new advanced multi-service platform designed to extend the reach of terrestrial and cellular infrastructure. With one terminal you can now access a range of services from multiple high-quality voice lines to the highest throughput L-band data connection available. Data speeds upon roll out will be 700 Kbps, with speeds of 1.4 Mbps anticipated sometime in 2020. The Iridium low earth orbit constellation provides 100 percent seamless coverage of the entire planet, with no weather related, or “over the horizon” issues to impact transmission reliability.

    Services include, background IP data, streaming data, high quality voice, messaging, safety and location services, and g

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  4. 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

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  5. 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
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  6. 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 and p

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  7. 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 satellites

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  8. 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:

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  9. 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:

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  10. 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.

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