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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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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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Report: Matt Desch Confident in Iridium’s Broadband Services as LEO Satellites Increase

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 1, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has expressed confidence in the company’s broadband services portfolio amid the prevalence of low-Earth orbit satellites in space, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Desch, a 2018 Wash100 inductee, said in an earnings call that Iridium’s upcoming “specialty” broadband …

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Iridium Preps 5 ‘NEXT’ Satellites for May 19 Launch From Vandenberg AFB

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has delivered the sixth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for their launch on May 19, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the five satellites will undergo pre-launch processing procedures, including fueling, …

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