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Matt Desch: Iridium's Satellite Network Supported Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch told NASASpaceflight.com in an interview published Tuesday how the company's satellite network and devices worked to help first responders communicate and perform recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico last year. “We could see this tremendous spike [in Puerto Rico and some …

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Blue Sky Network to Provide Satellite Phones to International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund has selected Blue Sky Network to supply satellite-based communications systems for use by IMF personnel who travel to high-risk locations worldwide. Blue Sky Network said Thursday it will deliver Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phones under a multiyear contract with IMF. Extreme is a military-grade handheld device designed with shock/water resistance, voice, …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Satellite Network Helps Meet Demand for Satcom Services in Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company's network of low-Earth orbit satellites works to accommodate satellite phone communications amid the high demand for satcom services in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, USA Today reported Friday. Desch said usage of satellite phones that usually lasts for three to five …

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Inmarsat to Provide Comm Systems for U.K.’s Joint Service Medical Research Expedition

Inmarsat has been chosen to supply communications equipment to a group of British military personnel who will climb Mount Dhaulagiri in Nepal as part of a joint service medical research initiative. The company said Tuesday the British Services Dhaulagiri Medical Research Expedition team will use six IsatPhone 2 phones, an IsatHub satellite connectivity terminal …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Put $3B Toward 66-Satellite Constellation

Iridium Communications has spent $3 billion on its program to launch 66 satellites that will work to offer airline companies satellite-based air traffic surveillance services, CEO Matt Desch told The Globe and Mail for an article published Sunday. Eric Atkins writes those satellites will carry instruments to collect information such as aircraft speed and location in an effort …

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