Document And Entity Information
Oct. 30, 2019
Cover [Abstract]  
Document Type 8-K
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Oct. 30, 2019
Entity Registrant Name ORBCOMM Inc.
Entity Central Index Key 0001361983
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity File Number 001-33118
Entity Tax Identification Number 41-2118289
Entity Address, Address Line One 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 703
Local Phone Number 433-6300
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, par value $0.001 per share
Trading Symbol ORBC
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ