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Iridium NEXT Functionality Undergoes CATR Testing

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 16, 2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has completed compact antenna test range testing for the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The evaluation looked at the functionality of the main mission antenna as well as the feeder link and crosslink antennas, a step that puts …

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Diane Hockenberry Expresses Iridium Commitment to SpaceX Rocket

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 2, 2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) said it remains committed to using SpaceX to carry its satellites into orbit amid a Falcon 9 explosion upon liftoff at Cape Canaveral over the weekend, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Reuters said Monday Iridium, in an email to the news bureau, …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Moves to Secure Next Satellites with Spares, Insurance, Free Reflights

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 15, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch indicated that the nine spare Iridium Next satellites the company is building will help cut insurance coverage costs for the 72 others due for launch by 2017. Space News reported Thursday the executive telling investors …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Moves Closer to Global Aircraft Tracking with NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 3, 2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has installed an Aireon air traffic surveillance payload onto a NEXT satellite for deployment using ADS-B receivers from space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “The integration of the Aireon hosted payload to the satellite platform is a major milestone for Aireon, …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Offers Satphones for ITU Relief, Rebuilding Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA May 22, 2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has donated 11 satellite phones to the International Telecommunications Union for use in first responder emergency communications and recovery missions during natural disasters, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “The work ITU is doing in Nepal, as well as in other disaster-stricken areas, …

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Iridium 1Q Gov’t Service Revenue Up 13%; Matt Desch on Company’s New Air Traffic Pacts

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has announced financial results for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. The McLean, Va.-based satellite services provider reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 13 percent in its government services segment to $18 million,  activity Iridium attributed to the company’s $400 million …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Seeks to Expand Broadband Service Diversity Through Thales Partnership

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 12, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Executive Biz reported Wednesday on Iridium Communications’ partnership agreement with Thales allowing the latter to develop the Certus broadband service. Thales becomes the latest to join Iridium’s manufacturing partner network that also includes Rockwell Collins, L-3, ICG and Cobham SatCom, Iridium said …

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Matt Desch: Iridium NEXT Launch Moved to October But 2017 Completion on Track

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 3, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch’s remarks assuring that the network of new Iridium NEXT satellites would be in place as scheduled in 2017. Space News cited Iridium’s earnings call Feb. 26, where Desch bared the June 2015 launch …

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Iridium Reports 7% Revenue Jump in FY 2014, 11% for Gov’t Segment; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and its full 2014 fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The McLean, Va.-based satellite services provider said its full-year revenue increased 7 percent from 2013 figures to $408.6 million and 2 percent for the quarter to $100.5 million from …

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Iridium Records 7% Revenue Hike for 3Q 2014, Gov’t Services Sales Up 14%

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has announced financial results for the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2014. Revenue for the McLean, Virginia-based satellite services contractor rose 7 percent to $107.5 million from the prior-year quarter and profit increased approximately 22.9 percent to $20.4 million. The company’s …

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