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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Legacy LEO Satellites to Complete Deorbiting in Q1 2019 Amid Transition to NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company’s first-generation low-Earth-orbit communications satellites are scheduled to finish the deorbiting process within the first quarter of 2019, with 41 of 66 units in the constellation already removed, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 13. …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch Talks Final NEXT Launch, Upcoming Aireon Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 11, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company is looking to help get Aireon‘s aircraft monitoring service live with the potential completion of the Iridium NEXT satellite network by the end of the year, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 4. NASASpaceflight.com reported …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes ‘Capex Holiday’ Amid Record Quarterly Revenue Increase

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 22, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said in an earnings call the company plans to take a 10-year “capex holiday” after it completes the $3B Iridium NEXT satellite constellation this year, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 7. Space News reported Aug. 6 that the …

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Iridium’s Aireon Unit Enters Aircraft Surveillance Partnership With Airbus; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 1, 2018 — Iridium Communications’ (Nasdaq: IRDM) Aireon subsidiary has partnered with Airbus’ defense and space business to provide space-based aircraft tracking data to the latter’s recently launched airspace analytics platform, ExecutiveBiz reported July 20. Aireon said July 19 it will supply Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data to …

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Iridium Taps Rockwell Collins as Certus Service Provider for Aviation Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has entered into a partnership with Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) to offer government, business and commercial aviation customers an L-band broadband service for aircraft connectivity, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Rockwell Collins will provide the Iridium Certus service as part of its …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Personal Mobile Connectivity a Top Trend in Satcom Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 5, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the satellite communications industry has seen the “bring your own device” movement become one of the top trends in the sector, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, a four-time Wash100 recipient, said in an interview …

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Iridium’s Scott Scheimreif: Demand to Grow for Small-Form-Factor Broadband Antennas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 22, 2018 — Scott Scheimreif, executive vice president of government programs at Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) predicts that the industry will see an increased demand for small-form-factor antennas equipped with agile broadband connectivity that could be used to support mobile communications for public safety and other operations, …

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NVTC Names 2018-2019 Board Officers, Members

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 21, 2018 — The Northern Virginia Technology Council has named the officers of the board of directors as well as new and returning board members for the 2018-2019 fiscal year under the leadership of Chairman Rich Montoni, former CEO of Maximus (NYSE: MMS), ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. …

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Matt Desch: Iridium to Continue Transformation Built on Satcom, Broadband Internet Capabilities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 18, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company anticipates its continued transformation into a mature company over the next 12 to 24 months as it nears the completion of its Iridium NEXT satellite communications network and builds on partnerships …

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Iridium Names Companies on Certus Service Distributor Family for Maritime Applications

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has expanded its Iridium Certus service distribution with the addition of seven new companies that have agreed to provide the broadband capability for maritime applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Globecomm Systems, IEC-Telecom, MetOcean Telematics, MVS USA, Network Innovations, Pivotel and Samsan …

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