Iridium GO! connects schools to paint
John Dyer is the founder of Last Chance to Paint and an artist at the residence of the world's largest rainforest, The Eden Project, in the UK. John also works…

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Satellite tracker - an affordable means of security and control of moving objects
Global communications and monitoring with a satellite tracker - affordable satellite phone replacement At a time when mobile phones had not yet become a mass product, pagers served as their…

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Iridium GMDSS in a first-person interview
The safety of sea-going sailors is a top priority. The Global Maritime Distress Communication System (GMDSS) was established more than twenty years ago to ensure an adequate level of maritime…

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The first batch of Iridium Next satellites is ready to launch

The first batch of Iridium Next satellites, the total number of which is 81, will soon leave the design base to go into space on SpaceX Falcon 9 missiles in September. The satellites will deliver in pairs in military trucks to Vandenberg airbase, where it will launch from September 11 to September 12 2016 year. This will be the third Falcon 9 flight from Vandenberg base and the first launch from there with a modernized version of the launch vehicle with more powerful Merlin engines and super-cooled rocket fuel. SpaceX will deliver a modified version to the launch pad at the end of summer.

The assembly of the first two Iridium Next satellites was completed last month and now Iridium plans to produce one satellite per week until the end of 2017.

“The release of one satellite per week is a truly impressive achievement in satellite production and something new that people will strive for in the future,” said Frank Culbertson, president of Orbital ATK, who oversees the final assembly of Iridium Next by agreement with the general contractor Thales Alenia Space. Continue reading

Satellite operators and satellite providers in the fight for the “faithful” customer

NSR (Nothern Sky Research) – a global leader in satellite services market research – wonders if the “faithful” satellite client for the maritime industry is good enough.

Fact: Satellite operators are looking for any profitability opportunities within value chains.

One of the ways to increase the profitability of satellite services is to create a customer base with a high percentage of so-called “faithful” customers, which significantly reduces the operator’s costs for their constant switching. In markets such as DTH (Direct To the Home, home satellite TV), entire geographic areas of “loyal” customers can be held by a single video signal and the high cost of rebuilding household antennas. In the mobile services sector, the capacity of such an “ecosystem” is formed by a satellite operator so that users move within its own satellite fleet. A classic example of creating an “ecosystem” for Continue reading

Satellite Internet with VSAT for remote work and travel

Equipment VSAT Internet and telephony allows you to get the usual communication service through a small diameter satellite dish. Just as some time ago mobile communications seemed to be something special, not intended for the mass consumer, VSAT satellite communications went the same way, providing satellite broadband Internet access and satellite telephony services to an increasing number of users. The development of VSAT technologies and their gradual penetration into the mass segment becomes possible due to lower prices for VSAT equipment and flexible pricing in the tariff line.

VSAT mobile satellite system
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Inmarsat strengthens leadership in the Arctic region
Satellite operator Inmarsat, positioning itself as the sole leader in the field of seamless global satellite communications, but experiencing constant and serious competition from such market players as Iridium and…

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Satellite Internet Inmarsat BGAN
What is Inmarsat BGAN? A similar question can be asked by a user who comes close to the need to have an Internet connection almost anywhere in the world, regardless…

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Iridium GMDSS received the first satellite terminal
Satellite operator Iridium (Iridium Communications Inc.) and its partner, Lars Thrane, on 04/06/2019 introduced a satellite terminal designed to operate in the Global Maritime Distress Communication System (GMDSS), Lars Thrane…

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Distribution of audience by type of reception
How will the audience of 4.5 “satellite” households be distributed by reception type from January next year? According to forecasts based on a March study, the distribution will be as…

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