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Iridium Unveils Availability of Certus Broadband Service for Terrestrial, Maritime Ops; Matt Desch Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 25, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has officially launched the Iridium Certus broadband service that will work to deliver voice and internet connectivity at 352 kilobits per second for terrestrial and maritime applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 17. The company said Jan. 16 the L-band service, which is powered …

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Matt Desch: Rideshare Could Make Launch Opportunity for Iridium NEXT Ground Spare Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 10, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has indicated the possibility that the company will launch the six ground spare satellites in the Iridium NEXT constellation if there is an opportunity for a rideshare mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space News reported Jan. …

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Northrop Vet John McNiff Joins ManTech in Business Dev’t SVP Role; Rick Wagner Quoted

John McNiff, a 16-year veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined ManTech International‘s (Nasdaq: MANT) mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group as senior vice president for business development. He will report to ManTech MCIS President Rick Wagner and will oversee the government information technology contractor’s growth efforts across the intelligence …

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Iridium Plans Cloud-Based Satellite Service to Support AWS IoT; Matt Desch Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 18, 2018 — Amazon Web Services is collaborating with Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) to create a cloud-based satellite service that will work to support the former’s internet of things applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 28. Iridium said Sept. 27 its satellite network will underpin Iridium CloudConnect, which is …

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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 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’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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