TAG: Iridium satellite

Second set of Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit

June 27, 2017By

The second set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, launched June 25 by SpaceX, are functioning nominally and have begun the testing and validation process. The batch of 10 satellites was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, increasing the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 20. “We are thrilled with yesterday’s success,” said Scott Smith, chief operating officer... read more

Harris, exactEarth Form Alliance for Global Maritime Tracking

June 8, 2015By

exactEarth Ltd. and Harris Corporation have formed an alliance to provide a new level of Satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data service that will deliver real-time global coverage for maritime vessel tracking. The new service will leverage the persistent global coverage and real-time connectivity of the Iridium NEXT constellation through the implementation of 58 hosted payloads covering the Maritime VHF... read more