CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Iridium NEXT -
Full Name Iridium NEXT Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies Iridium Launch Date 14 Jan 2017
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Jan 2037
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 86.4 deg
Orbit Altitude 780 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Iridium NEXT is a commercial constellation of 66 communication satellites operated by ICI (Iridium Communications Inc.). They also have two additional payloads on board that track boats and planes.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
ADS-B - Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
AIS - Automatic Identification System
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