Iridium Communications – IRDM
- Abbreviation: IRDM
- Administrator: CEO: Matthew J. Desch
- Country: USA
Iridium Communications is a Commercial space agency that was established in 2001. Iridium Communications has 0 successful launches and 0 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 0 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline. Iridium Communications has a tally of 0 attempted booster landings, of which 0 failed and 0 successful booster landings recorded.
Iridium Communications Inc is a publicly traded American company headquartered in McLean, Virginia, United States. Iridium operates the Iridium satellite constellation, a system of 75 satellites: 66 are active satellites and the remaining nine function as in-orbit spares. Iridium Satellites are used for worldwide voice and data communication from handheld satellite phones, satellite messenger communication devices and integrated transceivers, as well as for two-way satellite messaging service from supported Android smartphones.The nearly polar orbit and communication between satellites via inter-satellite links provide global service availability.