Satellite-based surveillance system developer Aireon announced Feb. 7 that it has formally received control from Iridium Communications of the final six receiver payloads it has placed on new Iridium Next satellites, completing its space-based aircraft surveillance network. The Harris-built automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receivers, carried as “hosted payloads” on 66 active Iridium Next satellites, will receive regular ADS-B position signals from ...

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