Iridium Satellite Network Enhances Aircraft Tracking Capability Written 17 January 2019

The Hill reports that the Iridium satellite network officially launched last week is “meant to make it impossible for commercial airplanes to go missing, according to a new CBS report.” The new Iridium Communications satellites “will have improved airplane-tracking abilities, which could reduce the number of flights that vanish per year.” Aireon CEO Don Thoma said in a CBS interview, “Seventy percent of the world’s airspace has no surveillance.” Iridium satellites contain an Aireon-manufactured system “built to surveil all airplanes on the globe.”
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