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Launch of Iridium's second-generation constellation will start on Sept. 19 aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, a week later than planned, with the second launch automatically pushed to late December. Credit: Iridium
Aireon’s business model is straightforward: It will provide a global surveillance capability with the same performance level as the current ground-based ADS-B system. Air navigation authorities will use the information not only to track aircraft mid-ocean, but also to assign more optimal air routes to save fuel or avoid bad weather. Credit: Aireon