PLANET has just been delivered to AWI (Alfred-Wegener-Institut). AWI’s research is conducted over the inaccessible, ice-covered regions of the arctic and antarctic with POLAR (Basler BT-67 plane). In polar areas, telecommunications between on-board systems and the ground segment are particularly challenging. One of the solutions is to rely on Iridium satellite communications which have whole world coverage, including polar areas. ATMOSPHERE’s PLANET DCS (Data Communication Server), integrated Iridium Satellite modem, is an equipment that enables mobile communication between the ground and airborne systems, using both terrestrial and satellite networks as available. Our team is glad to accompany this research and to support their real-time strategic communication and data analysis.