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Collins Aerospace’s Satcom Antenna Facilitates Data Transmission for Iridium Satellite During Test

Iridium Certus service
Iridium Certus service

Raytheon Technologies' Collins Aerospace business has completed a data transfer test between its high gain antenna for a global broadband service offering and an Iridium satellite in orbit.

Collins Aerospace said Monday it achieved the second milestone in ongoing work on Iridium Certus airborne satellite communications equipment following a similar demonstration of its active low gain antenna in August of last year.

HGA and ALGA are designed to facilitate L-band connectivity for aviation customers worldwide once the new systems become available in 2022.

According to Collins Aerospace, its new technology offering will include the antennas, a satcom data unit and an SDU configuration module.

The Iridium Certus service went live in January 2019 to support government, maritime, aviation, land mobile and internet of things applications.

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