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Iridium Announces Q3 2017 Govt Services Revenue, Subscribers; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) recorded $22 million in government service revenue with 95,000 government subscribers during the third quarter of 2017. Iridium said Thursday government data and voice subscribers rose 14 percent to 40,000 during the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with the same period last year. The McLean, …

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Iridium, SpaceX Close Deal on NEXT, NASA-GFZ Satellite Rideshare; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has closed a deal with SpaceX for the simultaneous launch of the former’s NEXT communications satellites and the NASA-GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences mission’s twin satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Five Iridium NEXT satellites will be deployed with the NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate …

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Market Report Names Key Gov’t, Military Satellite Industry Players

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 24, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) and Inmarsat have been named among the key players in the U.S. government and military satellite industry by a new Frost & Sullivan report released by Research and Markets, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The “US Government and Military Satellite Market, Forecast to 2022” study …

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Iridium Eyes Satellite Launch on Jan. 14 Aboard Falcon 9; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) initial NEXT satellites are anticipated to launch onboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 14 after a change in schedule due to high winds and rain around the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The rocket will carry 10 Iridium NEXT …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Iridium NEXT Constellation to Offer Updated Services for Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 6, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has stated the company’s Iridium NEXT satellite constellation project will seek to address the future requirements of government and private customers and provide a potential alternative to GPS navigation, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “We see it having lots of opportunities …

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SpaceX Schedules Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch on Jan. 8; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3, 2017 — SpaceX has scheduled the initial launch of Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) NEXT satellites on Jan. 8 after investigations revealed cause of the Falcon 9 rocket explosion, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Washington Post reported Monday the company discovered the cause to be a pressure vessel in the …

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Iridium Sets Dec. 16 Launch for Initial NEXT Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 6, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has set a Dec. 16 launch date for the first batch of the company’s next-generation communication satellites,  ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Ten initial NEXT satellites will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California into low-earth orbit via SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket, Iridium …

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Iridium, Boeing Restructure Satellite Operations, Maintenance Partnership; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 1, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) is set to hire the majority of the Boeing (NYSE: BA) team that provides operations and maintenance services for the former’s satellites as part of a relationship restructure between the two companies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The firms will also signed a …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Falcon 9 Stage 1 Booster Delivered to California

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 29, 2016 — Matt Desch, Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO, announced in a Twitter post Nov. 21 that the stage 1 booster of SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket has been delivered to California to support the launch of 10 Iridium satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Ars Technica reported Nov. 21 SpaceX …

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Iridium Launches New Portfolio of Aviation Broadband Connectivity Products & Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 3, 2016 — Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) has launched its new suite of aviation broadband connectivity products and services designed to provide global broadband data communications for cockpits and passengers, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Monday its new portfolio is comprised of various products from four …

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