From sUASNews:

If over the horizon satellite communications are a requirement you are in luck! An Outback Challenge team from Holland just helped you out.
For participation to the the team had to design a cheap and light weight iridium satellite communication module for there
As there is huge interest from the UAV community in using light weight and reliable satellite communication the made the iridium development open-source so the UAV community can benefit from this achievement.
For the opensource hardware and software see:

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Comment by earthpatrol on October 3, 2016 at 11:12am

@chrisanderson and it's integrated with Paparazzi UAV.

Comment by Joe Bloeski on October 3, 2016 at 5:07pm

Not quite a open source modem, its only an open source carrier for a closed source modem.

Comment by Marc Dornan on October 5, 2016 at 6:39pm

@Earthpatrol. So I have a Lisa M and 2.4 xbee telemetry radios and I am determined to set this all up in a Bixler 3. Paparazzi seems to have lost a lot of its base. The last RCGroups posting was 2014 that I could find and I can see no current airframes posted on the wikki -- maybe I will have to add mine. Yet I can still see work is being done on github. The biggest issue is the lack of a more friendly Mission Planning app or application. I do not mind 'compiling sketches' for missions though but I think it may deter others.

Comment by earthpatrol on October 6, 2016 at 1:30am

@marc dornan the PaparazziUAV community is alive and well. By all means get your aircraft built up and feel free to contribute to PaparazziUAV. Lots a folks ready to help you if the need arises.

Comment by earthpatrol on October 6, 2016 at 1:45am

@marc dornan you might enjoy this. Some fixed wing autonomous formation flying using PaparazziUAV:

Formation flight control of fixed-wing drones

Comment by Marc Dornan on October 10, 2016 at 5:09pm
Just got to this. Thx. May be reaching out when I get to this.


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