NEWS & UPDATES

Bangkok Airways Selects GlobalBeacon as GADSS Solution

Through GlobalBeacon, FlightAware® will Deliver Cost-Effective Aircraft Monitoring that Exceeds GADSS Requirements.

HOUSTON, April 18, 2018 (PRNewswire) — Bangkok Airways will deploy GlobalBeaconSM to improve passenger safety as part of The International Civil Aviation Authority’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) concept of operations. Under GADSS, which will be applicable starting on November 8th of this year, aircraft operators will be expected to track their aircraft during normal operations at a frequency of one position every 15 minutes. By January 2021, they will need to automatically receive once-per-minute positions for aircraft in distress.

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Iridium Announces Target Launch Date for the Iridium-6/GRACE-FO Mission

Unique "Rideshare" Mission will Deploy Two Sets of Satellites in Two Separate Orbits

MCLEAN, Va., April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) announced today that the Iridium-6/GRACE-FO rideshare mission, the sixth Iridium® NEXT launch overall, has been targeted for launch by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California for May 19, 2018 at approximately 1:03 PM PDT (20:03 UTC).

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Iridium Announces Date for Fifth Iridium® NEXT Launch

First Iridium launch of 2018 set to begin rapid launch cadence targeting completion by mid-year

MCLEAN, Va. – January 22, 2018 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today that the fifth Iridium NEXT launch has been targeted by SpaceX for March 18, 2018 at 8:19 am PDT (15:19 UTC) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The first of four launches planned for 2018, Iridium-5 will deliver 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit, bringing the total number of new satellites deployed to 50. This launch will use the same Falcon 9 first stage as the Iridium-3 launch that took place in October 2017…

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