Iridium Helps Monitor and Protect Rare Species Around the Globe

In recent years we have seen a massive increase in the illegal wildlife trade. In the past 40 years 95% of the world’s rhinos were killed. More than 100,000 African elephants have been poached in the last three years and 97% of the world’s wild tigers have been lost...
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On a World–Record Balloon Journey Across the Pacific with Iridium

Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev set off from Japan in their helium-filled balloon on January 25, 2015 and landed off the Mexican coast six days later. They broke two world records and they say that Iridium® was a big part of their success. The records that the two...
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Enabling Vital Trade Routes with Critical Communications in Nepal

Guillermo (Willie) Benegas and his twin brother Damian lead Benegas Brothers Expeditions, and were guiding an excursion on Everest when the first earthquake struck Nepal. As the expedition quickly turned from adventure to rescue mission, the team developed a plan to...
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Iridium® PTT Wins MSUA Award for Emergency Response

Iridium® PTT Wins MSUA Award for Emergency Response

Reliable communication during emergency situations is critical for both victims and responders alike. Where traditional networks are limited or fail, Iridium Push-to-Talk (PTT) persists, providing rapid and reliable communications anywhere in the world – all at the...
Iridium simulates first Iridium NEXT launch at SATELLITE 2016

Iridium simulates first Iridium NEXT launch at SATELLITE 2016

Have you ever wondered what it will be like to witness a rocket launch?  The anticipation, the shaking ground and the roar of the engine are all instore for visitors to the Iridium booth #1438, at SATELLITE 2016. With Iridium NEXT set to launch this year, we will be...

Extending a Line to the Lone Worker

Developer Spotlight Series: two10degrees’ GAP Lone Worker Application for Iridium GO!®  Enables Workforce Connectivity, Regardless of Location Imagine working by yourself, completely isolated in a remote part of the world. Think of not only the communication barriers,...
A Lifeline in the Wild Pakistani Mountain Range

A Lifeline in the Wild Pakistani Mountain Range

Graham Zimmerman is a professional alpine climber who recently traveled to Pakistan with the ambitious goal to conquer the Karakoram mountain range. He shared his story with us:...

Online While Out to Sea

Developer Spotlight Series: SailMail via Iridium GO!® Provides Global Email Access and More Setting off into the open sea often means leaving behind the digital connections we use every day, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether for business, pleasure, or...
A Smart Suite of Applications for Every Adventure Traveler

A Smart Suite of Applications for Every Adventure Traveler

Developer Spotlight Series: OCENS’ Grib Explorer Plus, FLYCAST, QWIP & AWARe for Iridium GO!® Enable Safe & Smart Traveling Effective and smart communications is a key factor in successful explorations, missions, expeditions and any kind of travel at sea, in...