More on Global Communications and Iridium
This is related to our posting –
The Future of Satellite Radio: What Satellite Radio can learn from Motorola Iridium
Motorola’s Iridium was reborn post bankruptcy – follow-up resources
The vision –
Iridium seeks to be the provider of mission critical voice and data communications in more places than any other provider in the world. With satellites that literally cover every inch of the planet, Iridium can connect a caller or device from any location on the Earth’s surface to any other place in the world, offering a truly unique value proposition distinguishing the Iridium service from every other satellite communications provider in existence.
Hard core – How it really works for International Civil Aviation – Technical Specifications
(see Section 2 for a good overview of the satellite network architecture)