5th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Under Processing at Vandenberg AFB; Matt Desch Comments

Matt Desch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 19, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has completed the delivery of 10 satellites that will be part of the Iridium NEXT constellation as the company prepares for the fifth batch’s launch aboard a SpaceX rocket on March 29, ExecutiveBiz reported.

The satellites are undergoing processing at the SpaceX launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base ahead of liftoff aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that includes a first stage originally used to send the third batch of Iridium NEXT satellites to space, Iridium said.

“With each day, we are meeting key milestones to complete our new network this year, and we can’t wait to see this fifth set arrive in space to keep up the momentum,” said Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and a 2018 Wash100 inductee.

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