Iridium Certus Launches Worldwide
The world's first global broadband service. Mobile offices, autonomous vehicles and ships can now use this state-of-the-art communications platform. Satellite operator Iridium announced on January 16, 2019 the commercial launch…

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Swivel Antenna
Probably many people know that television satellites are in a geostationary orbit, which is a circular orbit located above the Earth's equator (0 latitude), on which, an artificial satellite rotates…

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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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launch contracts

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

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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Thuraya Telecoms and WiCis Sports support climbers
Dubai United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2016. Leading mobile satellite operator Thuraya and WiCis Sport have joined forces to support expeditions to the Himalayas. Starting on March 19, a six-month…

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VSAT systems for sea and river transport
With an increase in the volume of information flows and an increase in the number of communication interactions in which people participate daily, the means of communication have developed rapidly…

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Inmarsat on VSAT Growth Parameters by 2024
A study of captains, engineers, and crew members of superyachts predicts a significant increase in the VSAT segment - small-aperture satellite terminals - as digitalization in the ship communications industry…

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