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Matt Desch: 1st-Gen Iridium NEXT Constellation in Good Health, New Satellites Launch in July

Matt Desch
Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will proceed with the planned July launch of the first 10 satellites in its second-generation Iridium NEXT constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday.

Space News reported Friday that the initial launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be followed by six other 10-satellite launches through late 2017.

Iridium CEO Matt Desch has said in a call with investors that the company completed a recent review of its existing constellation in space and found it to be in good health even beyond its original retirement date.

Desch is an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. It provides its members an opportunity to learn from peer business executives and government thought leaders while providing an interactive forum to develop key business and partnering relationships. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and delivers robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Executive Mosaic is headquartered in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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