Aireon, NAV Canada’s joint venture with US-based satellite provider Iridium Communications, is set to launch 10 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payload-carrying satellites from Vandenberg AFB, California, via SpaceX launch vehicles in mid-September, NAV Canada President and CEO Neil Wilson said Aug. 25 at the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Air Safety Forum in Washington DC. The satellites will be the vanguard of the Iridium NEXT constellation of 66 low-earth ...

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