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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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Iridium to Update Defense Dept Mobile Service Gateways; Scott Scheimreif Comments

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has been awarded a $38 million contract to help the Defense Department operate and maintain gateways for its mobile satellite service. The Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Gateway Maintenance and Support Service contract contains a one-year, $7.2 million base period and four one-year options, Iridum said Wednesday. DISA awarded the …

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Iridium Awarded $400M DoD Satellite Airtime Services Extension; Scott Scheimreif Comments

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has been awarded a $400 million contract to provide satellite airtime services to the Defense Department for an additional five years. The Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency includes distributed tactical communications system services for department subscribers, Iridium said Monday. EMSS is intended to …

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Iridium Unveils Turnkey Payload Services Program; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has launched a turnkey program intended to provide customers new hosted payload opportunities for space missions. The Prime initiative seeks to offer customers a suite of launch, ground infrastructure, high-speed inter-satellite links, two-way payload control and global coverage services, Iridium said Monday. David Anhalt, a retired …

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Scott Smith Promoted to COO, Thomas Fitzpatrick Adds CAO Title at Iridium; Matt Desch Comments

Scott Smith and Thomas Fitzpatrick have been promoted respectively to chief operating officer and chief administrative officer at Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM). Fitzpatrick will continue to serve as the company’s chief financial officer and both executives have been appointed to the board of directors, Iridium announced Friday. The board now comprises …

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