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Iridium’s Aireon Unit Enters Aircraft Surveillance Partnership With Airbus; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 1, 2018 — Iridium Communications’ (Nasdaq: IRDM) Aireon subsidiary has partnered with Airbus’ defense and space business to provide space-based aircraft tracking data to the latter’s recently launched airspace analytics platform, ExecutiveBiz reported July 20. Aireon said July 19 it will supply Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data to …

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Iridium Taps Rockwell Collins as Certus Service Provider for Aviation Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has entered into a partnership with Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) to offer government, business and commercial aviation customers an L-band broadband service for aircraft connectivity, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Rockwell Collins will provide the Iridium Certus service as part of its …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Personal Mobile Connectivity a Top Trend in Satcom Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 5, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the satellite communications industry has seen the “bring your own device” movement become one of the top trends in the sector, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, a four-time Wash100 recipient, said in an interview …

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Iridium’s Scott Scheimreif: Demand to Grow for Small-Form-Factor Broadband Antennas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 22, 2018 — Scott Scheimreif, executive vice president of government programs at Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) predicts that the industry will see an increased demand for small-form-factor antennas equipped with agile broadband connectivity that could be used to support mobile communications for public safety and other operations, …

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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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