- 1 Overview of Iridium
- 2 Mine
- 3 Network
- 4 Support
- 5 Is a US Number Helpful?
- 6 Have any questions?
- 7 What Is Iridium?
- 8 Are you sure you want to remove this item?
- 9 Why is the price of iridium, a rare metal, soaring?
- 10 How Does Iridium Cover the Entire Earth?
- 11 How Does Iridium Work?
- 12 Ready to talk to sales?
- 13 History of Iridium
Overview of Iridium
Powered by the Iridium NEXT low-Earth orbit satellite constellation, Iridium Certus® is a new multi-service communications platform set to disrupt the industry status quo by bringing a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective way to achieve 100 per cent global connectivity.
South Africa “accounts for some 80 percent of the six to eight tonnes of iridium mined each year,” Vincent Donnen, at the top School of Mines in the eastern French city of Nancy, told AFP.
With state-of-the-art facilities around the world supporting unparalleled network operations, Iridium’s dedicated international team of experts pushes the limits, breaks down barriers, and continues to establish new standards for what’s possible in the satellite industry.
Is a US Number Helpful?
Users with docked satellite phones that are always ready to receive calls often choose to have a US Number. However, most satellite phones in the field are kept powered off to save battery strength. So, in this case, a US number has no benefit because incoming calls route to voice mail, and retrieving the voice mail causes additional airtime costs. Fortunately, there is a better way! Tell your friends to send a free text message to your satellite phone.Here are instructions. Also, it is important to understand that your Iridium mobile number (not your US number) will appear on caller ID.
Have any questions?
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What Is Iridium?
Iridium is a chemical element, and one of the transition metals on the periodic table.Iridium appears as symbol Ir on the periodic table and has an atomic weight of 192.217 and a density of 22.56 g/cm³, making it the second-densest known element.Because iridium is so expensive, it is typically used only in applications that require a very small amount of the element.
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Why is the price of iridium, a rare metal, soaring?
The rare and very expensive metal iridium, part of the platinum group, has tripled in price in recent months as tight supply in its main source South Africa runs into increasing demand.
How Does Iridium Cover the Entire Earth?
The Iridium constellation is a fully meshed network of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites that ensuring coverage over the entire globe.That’s more satellites than any other network.
How Does Iridium Work?
Global coverage is accomplished using a sophisticated mesh network of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites in polar orbits about 781 km above the earth.Iridium performs call switching in space instead of on earth so that the call path is unaffected by local earth weather conditions.Since Iridium satellites are relatively close to the earth, the call latency experienced by Iridium users is almost unnoticeable compared to the latency experienced by callers using the Inmarsat or Thuraya satellite networks that use geostationary satellites.
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