Check out how Speedcast helps bring the remote within reach for one of the greatest modern-day explorers
Meet Mike Horn, a world-renowned explorer and adventurer. He’s swum solo down the Amazon River, circumnavigated the globe along the equator without motorized vehicles, and crossed the North Pole in the dark. Speedcast delivers complete connectivity services and applications to support his expeditions in the most extreme and remote locations on earth so that Mike can stay connected and engage the world in real-time. Join him on his adventures as he travels the planet and learn more how his expeditions are powered by Speedcast connectivity.
Mike’s Journey: Unique adventures,
all powered by Speedcast
Dakar Rally 2021
Mike Horn and Cyril Despres are determined to change the way motor racing is done on the planet. They will be participating in the Dakar Rally from Jan 3 to 15, 2021, to collect data for a full hydrogen-powered vehicle that they have been developing as part of the GEN Z Project.
Return of Life in the Arctic
In 2020 Summer, the world experienced a global standstill resulting from COVID-19. While the effects on humanity were devastating, the lack of commercial activity, tourism, and traffic had on the other hand a more positive effect for our environment. Mike and his crew sailed to the Arctic to observe the return of the wildlife in its natural habitat, taking back its possession after it has been left alone by human activity.
After a grueling 87 days in the Arctic winter, Mike Horn and Borge Ousland crossed the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole as Mike’s last leg of the Pole2Pole Expedition in 2019.
In 2019, after the K2 expedition, Mike set sail North for the last leg of his Pole2Pole Expedition: the crossing of the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole. Mike was joined by his friend and famous polar explorer, Borge Ousland, to embark on this adventure with him. They prepared for their journey and trained in Nome, Alaska, before on board Pangaea and make their way as far North as possible.
Mike and Swiss Mountain Guide, Fred Roux, attempted the K2 summit in July 2019. After two months of acclimatization, they attempted the summit, but had to turn back due to strong winds and repeated avalanches. Though disappointed, the team is thankful to go home alive and have the opportunity to take on their next adventures.
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The Speedcast Team behind Mike
The Field Engineers
Our Field Engineering Team have fitted Mike's vessel Pangaea with the latest in Speedcast technology, so that he can travel the world with confidence knowing that he's always connected.
The Support Team
Ready to move at a moment’s notice, our support team can assist Mike with whatever he needs anywhere in the world 24/7, keeping his technology up-to-date and operating correctly.
The Network Operations Team
Our team of IT technicians will proactively monitor Mike’s connectivity as he traverses around the world, resolving issues that may arise and taking preventive steps to ensure Mike will experience seamless connectivity.
Iridium Certus offers seamless and continuous data and voice coverage from pole to pole. Mike’s vessels and vehicles are equipped with the latest Thales VesseLink and MissionLink terminals enabled by Iridium Certus to provide reliable satellite communications at sea or on land regardless of location, terrain or weather events.
For land expeditions, Mike is equipped with the latest satellite handhelds to stay connected and share content in remote locations at all times. The handhelds are designed to provide Mike with voice, SMS, video and data transfer functionalities to meet his critical communications needs.
Join Mike as he shares his adventures and behind-the-scenes action.
His latest adventure, the Return of Life in the Arctic, Mike needed continuous broadband access on land and at sea above 82 degrees latitude. Watch his latest video on the satellite equipment Speedcast has carefully selected for him to keep him securely and safely connected during his expeditions, while enabling a global audience to experience the adventure.