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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 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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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 Secures Approval to Provide Satellite-Based Maritime Safety Services; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 29, 2018 — The International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee has cleared Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) to provide mobile satellite services in support of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System, ExecutiveBiz reported May 22. Iridium said May 21 it intends to enter a public services agreement with …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Private-Public Partnership Could Address Space Debris Challenge

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 21, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said public and private sector collaboration is critical in solving the current space debris problem that threatens U.S. economic and national security, ExecutiveBiz reported May 14. Desch wrote in a USA Today opinion piece published …

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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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5th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Under Processing at Vandenberg AFB; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 19, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has completed the delivery of 10 satellites that will be part of the Iridium NEXT constellation as the company prepares for the fifth batch’s launch aboard a SpaceX rocket on March 29, ExecutiveBiz reported. The satellites are undergoing processing …

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Iridium Preps for 5th ‘NEXT’ Launch Near End of Month; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 6, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has set the launch of a fifth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites on March 29 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported. Iridium said it will launch five satellites and scientific instruments for the U.S. and Germany as a …

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