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Iridium Preps for 5th NEXT Launch in March; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 9, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has set the launch of the fifth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on March 18 to bring the constellation to 50 units in orbit, ExecutiveBiz reported. The company said the rocket will use the …

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Matt Desch: Aireon Payload on Iridium NEXT to Facilitate Cheaper Air Travel

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the Aireon system payload on the Iridium NEXT satellites is aimed to enable airlines to fly more direct routes as air traffic control is anticipated to cover the entire planet, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 27. He told CNBC …

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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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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Named to NVTC Board of Directors

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, has joined the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, GovCon Executive reported Nov. 8. The council said Nov. 7 Desch joins three other newly appointed board …

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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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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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Matt Desch: Iridium Looks to IoT as Area for Business Growth

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 15, 2017 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company is building on its internet of things capabilities as an area for business growth, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Via Satellite reported Monday that Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, told the audience …

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Iridium Enters Partnership in Push for Low-Power Space IoT; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 13, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will collaborate with Magnitude Space to study the potential of low-power global area network technology to deliver space-based internet of things services, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The memorandum of understanding between the two companies is part of Iridium’s efforts to …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Certus Satcom Service to Support Maritime & Aviation Sectors by 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 29, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the company’s Certus multi-service communications platform will be available commercially next year to support the maritime and aviation sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, told Runway Girl Network in …

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Iridium Certus to Deliver Cockpit, Operational Services for Aviation Connectivity; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 4, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has previewed the company’s new Certus multi-service communications platform that will work to provide cockpit and operational services aboard aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Avionics Magazine reported July 28 that Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, has said in an earnings call …

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