Aireon has successfully announced the eighth and final launch and deployment of the satellite constellation Iridium NEXT, which will include the AREON Space Automation Advisory Database (ADS-B). At 07:31:33 PST (15:31:33 UTC) The SpaceX Falcon 9 missile was set up from Vandenberg Air Base in California (USA) and put the finite 10 Iridium NEXT satellites in the Earth's Orbit (LEO). This launch brought the total number of Aireon's useful orbit loads to 75 (66 operational burdens and 9 spare parts), completing the historic launch program and adopting one of the last remaining milestones before the Aireon entry into the new era of global air traffic control and aircraft monitoring,
Aireon is the world's first 100% global air traffic control system and revolutionizes the way the world travels through space technology. Unlike the existing aircraft monitoring and monitoring infrastructure, Aireon uses space-based ADS-B technology that allows automatic and realistic data collection of aircraft status. Aireon technology gives air traffic controllers and airline companies a complete and complete view of the entire sky, as never before. With this upgraded insight into the world's flight trajectory, including those in the distant and oceanic airspace, the entire industry will experience significant direct and indirect benefits such as increased safety, more efficient flight routes, more accurate predictions of arrival and departure, faster emergency response time, reduction of aircraft separation, reduction of CO2 emission and more.
Until now, the Aireon system has exceeded all forecasts and handles more than 13 billion ADS-B messages per month, and this number should grow after full implementation. Air traffic controllers rely on the best and most accurate surveillance data needed for aircraft separation, which is often achieved by multiple redundant layers. Aireon data will provide air traffic controllers with fully redundant data covering the entire airspace, increasing the availability and reliability of the critical component in air traffic management, with a positive impact on safety and efficiency. This will in turn help improve flight optimization by removing the deficiencies in fleet data reports and ultimately improve overall safety, accuracy and efficiency of the world's air travel.
In total, 81 Iridium NEXT satellites were built, all of which are on board Aireon. There are now 75 satellites distributed, nine of which serve as spare parts for orbits, and the remaining six as spare parts. Recently launched marks the end of the Iridium NEXT launch campaign, successfully introducing the full Aireon system.