Iridium completed a multi-year constellation upgrade in early 2019, replacing all its satellites and upgrading the supporting ground infrastructure. A leader in the industry, Iridium enables products and services that are ideally suited for markets requiring reliable connections and critical communications such as maritime, aviation, and land, as well as government and military groups around the world.
At only 780 kilometers from the Earth, the proximity of Iridium’s LEO network means pole-to-pole coverage, a shorter transmission path, stronger signals, lower latency, and shorter registration time than with GEO satellites. In space, each Iridium® satellite is linked to up to four others creating a dynamic network that routes traffic among satellites to ensure global coverage, even where traditional networks are unavailable.
Interconnected by advanced fiber-optic and broadband satellite links, the Iridium ground infrastructure consists of the Satellite Network Operating Center (SNOC), Ground Stations, and Technical Support Center, which together provide terrestrial connections for mobile satellite voice and data; network command, control, and monitoring; and technical support.
Iridium Certus®: With speed capabilities ranging from 22 to 1408 Kbps, Iridium Certus is an award-winning, advanced multi-service platform enabled by the upgraded Iridium constellation. Offering the highest L-Band data throughput, Iridium Certus provides the flexbility to scale device speed, size, and power requirements, both up and down, based on the needs of end-users.
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