Iridium Next (satellite network)

The last and final launch is expected December 30th 2018

Iridium have been missing a key part of their satellites as made by Thales Space and this has been delaying their next and final launch. They have just announced that this will now be on December 30th 2018. With Iridium’s assurance of a swift testing phase of around a month of these last satellites we can reasonably expect the network launch towards the end of January 2019.

FYI:

Iridium Next is the satellite network itself

Iridium Certus is the range of equipment that will work with the Next network including the Sailor 4300