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Matt Desch: Iridium Preps 2nd Batch of ‘Next’ Satellites for Testing, Validation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 29, 2017 — Another batch of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) satellites has been launched Sunday to join a growing constellation that will work to provide L-band satellite broadband and aircraft surveillance and tracking services to customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Sunday the second batch of …

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Matt Desch: Schedule the Key Deciding Factor to Use Pre-Flown SpaceX Boosters for Iridium Next

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 27, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) could use SpaceX‘s pre-flown first-stage Falcon 9 rocket boosters to launch future Iridium Next satellites depending on the impact to cost, reliability and the schedule, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Space News reported June 20 that the company will look into the possibility of …

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Iridium Preps for June 25 Launch of ‘Next’ Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 22, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) is in its final preparations for the scheduled June 25 launch of the next batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Get Connected reported Monday that this will be the second group of …

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Harris Ship-Tracking Receivers Hosted on Iridium Next Satellites Now Operational

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2017 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has started the operations of four maritime vessel tracking receivers that are hosted on the Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) satellites launched in January, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Iridium Next-hosted payloads work to track an estimated 250,000 ships around the world and provide Automatic …

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2nd ‘Iridium Next’ Launch Scheduled on June 25; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 30, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) anticipates the launch of the second 10-unit batch of Iridium Next satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 25 — four days ahead of the original schedule, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SpaceX notified Iridium of the earlier range availability …

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Matt Desch: First Iridium Next Satellites Complete Commissioning

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 3, 2017 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has unveiled that eight of the Iridium Next satellites that launched in January have started data and voice transmissions by mid-April, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “We completed the commissioning of these Iridium Next satellites about one week …

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Weekly Roundup February 13 – February 17 2017: Our 4 Four-Time Wash100 Selections & more

Weekly Roundup February 13 – February 17 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson As part of the continuing rollout of our 2017 Wash100 class, this week we want to highlight a select group of executives who continually shape the government contracting …

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Weekly Roundup January 30 – February 3 2017: The 28 CEOs in This Year’s Wash100 & more

Weekly Roundup January 30 – February 3 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Our fourth annual Wash100 list of Government Contracting’s Most Influential Figures hit the presses last week to recognize leaders in the public and private sectors and those …

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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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Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017: Trump Transition Is Here, New Wash100 Next Week & more

Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson All eyes were on Washington today as Donald Trump took the oath of office on Capitol Hill to become the 45th President of the United States and officially …

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