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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Named to NVTC Board of Directors

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, has joined the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, GovCon Executive reported Nov. 8. The council said Nov. 7 Desch joins three other newly appointed board …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Secures Lower Pricing for NEXT Launches With Reused Rocket Stages

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 7, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has indicated the company completed pricing negotiations with SpaceX for future launches of Iridium NEXT satellites using previously flown rocket first stages, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space Intel Report reported Thursday that Iridium secured a deal with SpaceX for lower …

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Iridium Announces Q3 2017 Govt Services Revenue, Subscribers; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) recorded $22 million in government service revenue with 95,000 government subscribers during the third quarter of 2017. Iridium said Thursday government data and voice subscribers rose 14 percent to 40,000 during the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with the same period last year. The McLean, …

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Matt Desch: 3rd Batch of Iridium NEXT Satellites to Launch Oct. 9

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 4, 2017 — The third batch of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) Iridium NEXT satellites are scheduled for liftoff on Oct. 9 as SpaceX prepares the Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the payloads to space, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 27. Spaceflight Now reported Sept. 26 that Iridium CEO Matt …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Looks to IoT as Area for Business Growth

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 15, 2017 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company is building on its internet of things capabilities as an area for business growth, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Via Satellite reported Monday that Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, told the audience …

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Iridium Enters Partnership in Push for Low-Power Space IoT; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 13, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will collaborate with Magnitude Space to study the potential of low-power global area network technology to deliver space-based internet of things services, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The memorandum of understanding between the two companies is part of Iridium’s efforts to …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Certus Satcom Service to Support Maritime & Aviation Sectors by 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 29, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the company’s Certus multi-service communications platform will be available commercially next year to support the maritime and aviation sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, told Runway Girl Network in …

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Iridium Certus to Deliver Cockpit, Operational Services for Aviation Connectivity; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 4, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has previewed the company’s new Certus multi-service communications platform that will work to provide cockpit and operational services aboard aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Avionics Magazine reported July 28 that Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, has said in an earnings call …

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Iridium Eyes Sept. 30 Launch for 3rd Batch of ‘Next’ Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 1, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the third batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 30 to bring the in-orbit constellation to 30 units, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The future 10-satellite launch, with a backup …

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Iridium Eyes Certification as Global Maritime Distress Safety Systems Service Provider

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 14, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) is working to secure certification from the International Maritime Organization as an authorized mobile satellite services provider in support of global maritime distress safety systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Tuesday it aims to become a recognized GMDSS service provider by …

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