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Labs Are Not Just For Chemistry

Above is a time-lapse video recorded on a busy day in the Aireon headquarters lab. We’ve sat down with Aireon’s Software Engineering Manager, Andy Hoag to ask him about what goes on in the lab on a typical work day for the Aireon Engineering Team, seen in this time-lapse video. First things first, what is The Lab? What’s “The Lab?” The Lab is an engineering collaborative space used to access, configure, test and monitor the AireonSM subsystems.  These systems are core to Aireon’s mission of collecting, processing and distributing real-time,…

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A Day in The Life: Sinéad McCloskey

Learn more about Aireon from the Aireon team themselves. This series, “A Day in The Life,” will allow the Aireon team to speak first-hand about their experiences, views, and future outlook on space-based ADS-B.  Aireon is proud of our extraordinary team of experts and aim to highlight them in this blog series. We hope you enjoying meeting the Aireon team and further understand our strong commitment to aviation. My name is Sinéad McCloskey, and I have recently joined Aireon as the Safety Manager. As my name suggests, I hail originally from…

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A Day in The Life: John Dolan

Learn more about Aireon from the Aireon team themselves. This series, “A Day in The Life,” will allow the Aireon team to speak first-hand about their experiences, views, and future outlook on space-based ADS-B.  Aireon is proud of our extraordinary team of experts and aim to highlight them in this blog series. We hope you enjoying meeting the Aireon team and further understand our strong commitment to aviation.   My name is John Dolan and I am a Senior Systems Engineer at Aireon.  I’ve been working in aviation, specifically aircraft surveillance…

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What the Flight: Workings of a Space-Based ADS-B Test Flight

Back at the end of January, I shared with you the incredible experience of the first launch and initial check out of our first payload. Since that time, we have started our rigorous testing campaign collecting data on both ADS-B targets of opportunity and uniquely configured test aircraft operated by NAV CANADA, the FAA and Polaris Flight Systems. Test Flight are an incredibly important component of our campaign to change-the-game in air traffic surveillance.  With our first few payloads now receiving data, we’ve embarked on multiple staged flight test profiles…

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