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Latest Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch Set for Dec. 22; Matt Desch Comments

Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 4, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) anticipates the Dec. 22 launch of the next batch of Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket after SpaceX signaled the start of payload processing, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The fourth batch of 10 satellites will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base using a rocket with a pre-flown first stage to become part of the company’s next-generation global satellite network, Iridium said Tuesday.

“This launch will bring us to 40 Iridium NEXT satellites in space, which is more than half the number required for a full Iridium NEXT operational constellation,” said Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017.

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