IMOCA Extends Relationship Naming Iridium and Thales as Official Communications Partners

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) is proud to share that the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA) has extended its relationship naming Iridium and Thales as its official communications partners. IMOCA skippers will continue to rely on Iridium Certus® as their primary means of satellite communication at sea, after years of successful races and even life-saving… Continue reading IMOCA Extends Relationship Naming Iridium and Thales as Official Communications Partners

Applied Satellite Technology Becomes First Authorized Iridium® GMDSS Service Provider for Liberian Flagged Vessels

 Iridium Communications Inc. is proud to announce that partner Applied Satellite Technology (AST), a leading provider of maritime satellite communications solutions, has become the first authorized Iridium Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service provider for Liberian flagged vessels. The Liberian Flag recently approved Iridium GMDSS to be used in all of Sea Area A4 for… Continue reading Applied Satellite Technology Becomes First Authorized Iridium® GMDSS Service Provider for Liberian Flagged Vessels

Norwegian Fishing Trawler Trygvason Makes History as First Iridium® GMDSS Commercial Activation

Photo: First test call by radio surveyor Stig Harbak, Image Credit: AST

MCLEAN, Va., February 8, 2021 – Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) is proud to share that the first activation of an Iridium Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) terminal was completed by partner Applied Satellite Technology Limited (AST), shortly following launch of the service in mid-December 2020. Found in the Norwegian town of Haugesund, the… Continue reading Norwegian Fishing Trawler Trygvason Makes History as First Iridium® GMDSS Commercial Activation