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Orbital ATK-Built Multimission Satellite Preps for Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2018 — The Orbital ATK-built (NYSE: OA) GovSat-1 multimission satellite has been shipped to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at the end of the month, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. GovSat said Thursday the satellite will work to support a …

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Latest Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch Set for Dec. 22; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 4, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) anticipates the Dec. 22 launch of the next batch of Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket after SpaceX signaled the start of payload processing, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The fourth batch of 10 satellites will launch from Vandenberg Air …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Secures Lower Pricing for NEXT Launches With Reused Rocket Stages

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 7, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has indicated the company completed pricing negotiations with SpaceX for future launches of Iridium NEXT satellites using previously flown rocket first stages, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space Intel Report reported Thursday that Iridium secured a deal with SpaceX for lower …

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SpaceX Lands $97M NASA Contract for Ocean Topography Mission Launch Services

SpaceX has secured a $97 million contract from NASA to launch a satellite that will work to continue a long-term effort to measure the height of the global sea surface. NASA said Friday it expects the Sentinel-6A spacecraft to lift off by November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 …

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Matt Desch: 3rd Batch of Iridium NEXT Satellites to Launch Oct. 9

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 4, 2017 — The third batch of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) Iridium NEXT satellites are scheduled for liftoff on Oct. 9 as SpaceX prepares the Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the payloads to space, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 27. Spaceflight Now reported Sept. 26 that Iridium CEO Matt …

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HPE Tech to Support 1-Year NASA Experiment on Space-Based Computing

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 17, 2017 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has provided a supercomputer that NASA will utilize in a one-year experiment at the International Space Station to monitor the performance of a commercial off-the-shelf high-performance computing system in a space environment, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Alain Andreoli, a …

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Iridium Eyes Sept. 30 Launch for 3rd Batch of ‘Next’ Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 1, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the third batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 30 to bring the in-orbit constellation to 30 units, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The future 10-satellite launch, with a backup …

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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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