Aireon has powered and self-tested all 10 of its hosted payloads onboard 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, detecting 1090-MHz automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance transmissions from a large number of airliners, general aviation aircraft and helicopters “in oceanic and remote airspace that have never before had real-time surveillance,” states CEO Don Thoma in a March 2 program update.  The initial power-up and self-diagnostic testing of the Harris ...

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