Placement of Iridium Next Satellites Promises New Aviation Services

Credit: SpaceX
Although the benefits will not be available right away, the recent launch of Iridium’s eighth and final batch of second-generation Iridium Next satellites portends a new era of global tracking and communications capabilities for commercial aviation. After the Iridium Next constellation of 66 cross...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and uncrewed aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

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