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Successful Third Launch Brings 10 More Aireon Payloads to Orbit

Space-Based ADS-B data already displaying significant value as NAV CANADA, Enav, Naviair, the IAA, ATNS and FlightAware have established live data connections

MCLEAN, Va. October 9, 2017 – Aireon announced today the successful launch and deployment of the third batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, carrying its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) payloads.  Conducted from Vandenberg Air Force Base with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 5:37 a.m. PDT, this launch has increased the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 30, with another 45 destined for space in a series of five additional launches planned over the next ten months.  Aireon is well on its way to become the first to…

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Aireon is One Step Closer to Providing 100 Percent Global Aircraft Surveillance

Second Iridium® NEXT Launch Delivers Another 10 Aireon Payloads to Orbit

MCLEAN, Va. June 25, 2017 –  Aireon announced today the successful launch and deployment of the second batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, carrying its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) payloads.  This launch has increased the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 20 with another 55 destined for space in a series of six additional launches planned for the next twelve months.  Aireon’s technology will provide real-time, 100 percent global air traffic surveillance and tracking, which will for the first time bring aircraft visibility to all regions of…

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Successful Second Launch Doubles the Number of Iridium® NEXT Satellites in Space

SpaceX Delivers 10 More Iridium NEXT Satellites to Orbit, Continuing Infrastructure Build for Aireon’s Real-Time Aircraft Surveillance System and Iridium Certus

MCLEAN, Va. – June 25, 2017 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM), the only communications company with truly global coverage, announced today the successful second launch of its next-generation network, Iridium NEXT. This payload of 10 satellites was deployed into low-Earth orbit, approximately one hour after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, at 1:25pm PDT (20:25 UTC). With this launch complete, there are now 20 Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit, establishing the infrastructure for groundbreaking technologies such as Iridium Certus and Aireon’s space-based…

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Malaysia Air Is First Airline to Track Fleet With Satellites

Malaysia Air, which lost a wide-body jet with 239 people aboard three years ago in one of history’s most enduring aviation mysteries, has become the first airline to sign an agreement for space-based flight tracking of its aircraft. The subsidiary of Malaysian Airline System Bhd reached a deal with Aireon LLC, SITAONAIR and FlightAware LLC to enable it to monitor the flight paths of its aircraft anywhere in the world including over the polar regions and the most remote oceans, according to an emailed press release from Aireon. Read Full…

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