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Iridium Preps Launch of 1st NEXT Satellites Batch in September; Matt Desch Comments

Matt Desch
Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the first batch of Iridium NEXT satellites on September 12 following completion of assembly, integration and testing activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The company said Tuesday contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Thales Alenia Space have concluded work to prepare the 81-satellite NEXT constellation for the launch.

“This program replaces the largest commercial satellite constellation in space with state-of-the-art technology and new capabilities, allowing Iridium to support the connectivity needs of today, as well as those yet to be imagined, ” said Iridium CEO Matt Desch.

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