- The Iridium satellite system uses
that are continually circulating the earth.
- An additional 11 satellites are in orbit as spares.
- Boeing Aircraft Co. operates the system, which uses two gateways. One in Arizona for commercial traffic and one
in Hawaii for U.S. Department of Defense use.
- Click here
to see Iridium's worldwide Network Coverage map.
- The 66 satellites provide full global coverage, from the North pole to the South. There are no "dead" spots.