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Matt Desch: Iridium to Continue Transformation Built on Satcom, Broadband Internet Capabilities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 18, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company anticipates its continued transformation into a mature company over the next 12 to 24 months as it nears the completion of its Iridium NEXT satellite communications network and builds on partnerships …

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Iridium Names Companies on Certus Service Distributor Family for Maritime Applications

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has expanded its Iridium Certus service distribution with the addition of seven new companies that have agreed to provide the broadband capability for maritime applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Globecomm Systems, IEC-Telecom, MetOcean Telematics, MVS USA, Network Innovations, Pivotel and Samsan …

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VIDEO: OrbitalATK and Iridium NEXT

Under a contract from Thales Alenia Space, Orbital ATK is assembling and testing the 81 Iridium NEXT satellites at its Gilbert, Arizona satellite manufacturing facility. Orbital ATK engineers highlight the challenges and rewards of working on this exciting program.

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Globecomm Selected as Maritime Distribution Partner for Iridium Certus

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 6, 2018 — Globecomm Systems will serve as one of the first maritime distribution partners for Iridium Communications’ (Nasdaq: IRDM) new L-band broadband service anchored on the NEXT satellite constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Globecomm said Iridium Certus will become a key offering for its clients and the agreement …

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Iridium Secures Approval to Provide Satellite-Based Maritime Safety Services; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 29, 2018 — The International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee has cleared Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) to provide mobile satellite services in support of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System, ExecutiveBiz reported May 22. Iridium said May 21 it intends to enter a public services agreement with …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Private-Public Partnership Could Address Space Debris Challenge

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 21, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said public and private sector collaboration is critical in solving the current space debris problem that threatens U.S. economic and national security, ExecutiveBiz reported May 14. Desch wrote in a USA Today opinion piece published …

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Report: Matt Desch Confident in Iridium’s Broadband Services as LEO Satellites Increase

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has expressed confidence in the company’s broadband services portfolio amid the prevalence of low-Earth orbit satellites in space, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, a 2018 Wash100 inductee, said in an earnings call that Iridium’s upcoming “specialty” broadband …

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Iridium Preps 5 ‘NEXT’ Satellites for May 19 Launch From Vandenberg AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has delivered the sixth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for their launch on May 19, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the five satellites will undergo pre-launch processing procedures, including fueling, …

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Iridium to launch 6th ‘NEXT’ rideshare mission on May 19

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 11, 2018 — Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) targets May 19 to launch the Iridium-6 rideshare mission aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Iridium said Monday the mission is the sixth Iridium NEXT launch overall and would increase …

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Recently Launched Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Enters Testing Phase

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 5, 2018 — Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) recently launched batch of Iridium NEXT satellites is now in the pre-operational testing and validation phase with all systems said to be functioning nominally, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the 10 satellites launched Friday aboard a Falcon …

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