Iridium Certus satellite

Collins Aerospace has become one of the first Iridium Certus aviation partners to connect an aviation-grade antenna, in this case an Active Low-Gain Antenna (ALGA), to the Iridium constellation.

Iridium Certus is a multi-service communications platform that claims to offer the highest speed L-band connectivity and only truly global mobile satellite service on the market.

The service will enable a variety of capabilities for cockpit safety, graphical weather, electronic flight bags, enhanced aircraft reporting, and other operational aircraft services for airline and government customers. It will offer this through small form factor antennas currently in testing, and terminals that are ideal for operators of smaller aircraft requiring internet connectivity.

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