Test Your Satellite Phone

Iridium Satellite formed a partnership with ProtectingAmerica.org and the American Red Cross to promote the second annual "Test Your Satellite Phone" Week, which kicks off May 25. The goal is to increase satellite phone user knowledge and help users confirm their access to critical communication services that satellite phones provide in an emergency.

LAUNCHES - Later today, Arianespace is scheduled to fly its second mission of the year, launching two satellites from facilities in South America. STAR ONE C2 for Brazilian operator Star One and VINASAT-1 for Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) were ready for today's mission as of press time late Thursday.