A Primary Caretaker of the Aireon Simulator


John Dolan’s childhood fascination with technology, and computers in particular, sparked his career in engineering. In college, he gradually homed in on orbital dynamics and control theory, expertise he applies at Aireon, the aircraft tracking joint venture of Iridium Communications and the air navigation authorities of Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark and Ireland. Dolan focuses on data analysis and modeling at Aireon, the company flying a constellation of satellite-based ADS-B, for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, receivers on Iridium NEXT communications satellites to offer continuous global updates on air traffic.

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