Tag Archives: Certus

Matt Desch: Iridium’s Broadband Service Could Complement LEO Constellations

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has said he observed new low-Earth orbit satellites work to support broadband services that the company already offers along with very small aperture terminals, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Desch told investors in an earnings call held Thursday he believes LEO constellation operators do not pose a significant threat …

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Speedcast Joins Group of Iridium Certus Broadband Service Providers

Iridium Communications and Speedcast have entered an agreement that authorizes the latter to offer Iridium’s Certus satellite broadband service for land-based mobile operations. Certus is designed to deliver real-time vehicle tracking, internet, phone and data transfer support for on-the-move vehicles, assets and teams, Iridium said Tuesday. The satellite communications company unveiled the first batch of …

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Deploys 3rd Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch to Space; Match Desch Comments

Iridium Communications launched its third batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into space aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket that took off Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch brings to 30 the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space and represents the third of eight launches that SpaceX needs to …

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Iridium Certus Broadband Service Enters On-Orbit Test; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has initiated on-orbit tests of the company’s broadband service platform built to deliver global L-band connectivity through the NEXT satellite constellation. The company said Thursday it uploaded software to the NEXT satellites that are already in orbit to activate the Iridium Certus communications service. Certus entered live testing Sept. …

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Iridium Eyes Space-Based IoT Services Expansion Through Magnitude Space Partnership; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has partnered with Dutch satellite company Magnitude Space to facilitate the delivery of space-based internet of things service offerings through the development of low power global area network technology platforms. Iridium said Thursday it will work to investigate and develop low power, high latency IoT service alternatives under …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes 2018 for Certus Communications Service Commercial Launch

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company expects its Certus multi-service communications platform to enter the commercial market in 2018 before the complete Iridium NEXT satellite network becomes fully operational. Desch told Runway Girl Network in an interview published Thursday that Iridium eyes the maritime sector for Certus 350 with plans to introduce …

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Matt Desch: Iridium’s Aviation Connectivity Offering to Focus on Operational Services

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company’s new Certus multi-service communications platform will focus on cockpit and operational services instead of cabin connectivity, Aviation Today reported Friday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, said at Iridium’s second-quarter earnings call that Certus is designed to offer a connection speed …

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Iridium Readies 2nd ‘NEXT’ Satellite Batch for June 25 Launch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has initiated final measures to prepare for the June 25 launch of the second batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Get Connected reported Monday. “Once deployed, this batch of satellites will be tested and validated and inserted one-by-one into our existing constellation, replacing our …

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Iridium Provides Developer Kits to Certus Broadband Terminal Manufacturers

Iridium Communications has unveiled new broadband core transceiver modules that work to help the company’s manufacturing partners develop Iridium Certus broadband terminal prototypes ahead of end-to-end tests early next year. The company said Tuesday the modules are part of developer kits for the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation’s new broadband terminals. “Delivering these developer kits …

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Scott Scheimreif on Iridium’s DoD Airtime Services Contract Work, SATCOM Tech Trends in Gov’t

Scott Scheimreif oversees Iridium‘s government programs in his executive vice president role at the McLean, Va.-based communications services contractor. He also manages the company’s work under a five-year, $400 million contract awarded to Iridium in October 2013 for airtime services to the Defense Department through the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services program with the Defense Information …

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