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 https://uavchallenge.org/medical-express/ the http://mavlab.tudelft.nl/ team had to design a cheap and light weight iridium satellite communication module for there www.delftAcopter.nl.
As there is huge interest from the UAV community in using light weight and reliable satellite communication the http://mavlab.tudelft.nl/ 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.

https://gitter.im/paparazzi/discuss

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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