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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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Matt Desch: Iridium Next to Help Advance Telecommunications, Air Traffic Control

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 11, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the Iridium Next constellation will work to support the “renovation” of air traffic control toward the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Next Generation Air Transportation System, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday that the company’s effort to replace the original …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Preps 2nd Batch of ‘Next’ Satellites for Testing, Validation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 29, 2017 — Another batch of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) satellites has been launched Sunday to join a growing constellation that will work to provide L-band satellite broadband and aircraft surveillance and tracking services to customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Sunday the second batch of …

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Matt Desch: Schedule the Key Deciding Factor to Use Pre-Flown SpaceX Boosters for Iridium Next

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 27, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) could use SpaceX‘s pre-flown first-stage Falcon 9 rocket boosters to launch future Iridium Next satellites depending on the impact to cost, reliability and the schedule, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Space News reported June 20 that the company will look into the possibility of …

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Iridium Preps for June 25 Launch of ‘Next’ Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 22, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) is in its final preparations for the scheduled June 25 launch of the next batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Get Connected reported Monday that this will be the second group of …

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Harris Ship-Tracking Receivers Hosted on Iridium Next Satellites Now Operational

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2017 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has started the operations of four maritime vessel tracking receivers that are hosted on the Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) satellites launched in January, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Iridium Next-hosted payloads work to track an estimated 250,000 ships around the world and provide Automatic …

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2nd ‘Iridium Next’ Launch Scheduled on June 25; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 30, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) anticipates the launch of the second 10-unit batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 25 — four days ahead of the original schedule, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SpaceX notified Iridium of the earlier range availability …

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Matt Desch: First Iridium Next Satellites Complete Commissioning

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 3, 2017 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has unveiled that eight of the Iridium Next satellites that launched in January have started data and voice transmissions by mid-April, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “We completed the commissioning of these Iridium Next satellites about one week …

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VIDEO: Iridium’s Edmonston on “NEXT” Constellation, Growth & Affordable Plans

Tom Edmonston, senior sales engineer for government programs at Iridium Communications, discusses the company’s Iridium NEXT constellation, growth and affordable plans with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Satellite 2017 trade show March 6-9, 2017, in Washington.

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Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, Named to 2017 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 7, 2017 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has been inducted into this year’s Executive Mosaic Wash100, for his leadership in the launch of the company’s NEXT satellite constellation. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector executives selected by …

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