Document And Entity Information
Aug. 05, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 8-K
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Aug. 05, 2019
Entity Registrant Name ORBCOMM Inc.
Entity Central Index Key 0001361983
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity File Number 001-33118
Entity Incorporation State Country Code DE
Entity Tax Identification Number 41-2118289
Entity Address Address Line1 395 W. Passaic Street
Entity Address City Or Town Rochelle Park
Entity Address State Or Province NJ
Entity Address Postal Zip Code 07662
City Area Code 201
Local Phone Number 363-4900
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of each class Common stock, par value $0.001 per share
Trading Symbol ORBC
Name of each exchange on which registered NASDAQ