Tag Archives: Matt Desch

SpaceX Schedules Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch on Jan. 8; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 3, 2017 — SpaceX has scheduled the initial launch of Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) NEXT satellites on Jan. 8 after investigations revealed cause of the Falcon 9 rocket explosion, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Washington Post reported Monday the company discovered the cause to be a pressure vessel in the …

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Iridium Sets Dec. 16 Launch for Initial NEXT Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 6, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has set a Dec. 16 launch date for the first batch of the company’s next-generation communication satellites,  ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Ten initial NEXT satellites will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California into low-earth orbit via SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket, Iridium …

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Weekly Roundup November 28 – December 2, 2016: CACI’s Jack London, Booz’s ‘2020’ Buy & more

November 28 – December 2, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Jack London, executive chairman of CACI International’s board of directors, is an iconic figure to the government contracting and Washington, D.C. business communities. Often referred to as the “founder …

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Iridium, Boeing Restructure Satellite Operations, Maintenance Partnership; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 1, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) is set to hire the majority of the Boeing (NYSE: BA) team that provides operations and maintenance services for the former’s satellites as part of a relationship restructure between the two companies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The firms will also signed a …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Falcon 9 Stage 1 Booster Delivered to California

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 29, 2016 — Matt Desch, Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO, announced in a Twitter post Nov. 21 that the stage 1 booster of SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket has been delivered to California to support the launch of 10 Iridium satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Ars Technica reported Nov. 21 SpaceX …

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Weekly Roundup November 7 – November 11, 2016: Election Results Significantly Impact Markets

November 7 – November 11, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Red was the dominant color all over the electoral map Tuesday night and green has taken over many corners of Wall Street since with defense and other GovCon stocks …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Hopeful for SpaceX’s Return to Launch Services by End of Year

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 1, 2016 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company hopes to see SpaceX resume launch services within the year as the investigation continues into the explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket in September, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. SpaceX has stated that it has discovered a way to …

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Matt Desch: Data Quality to Drive Potential Customer Commitment on Iridium NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 29, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the Federal Aviation Administration will base its potential decision next year on the deployment of the Iridium NEXT satellite service based on the results of an ongoing cost-benefit analysis, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday the …

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Weekly Roundup August 22 – August 26 2016: JPMorgan Analyst Bullish on Defense & more

August 22 – August 26 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson An investment analyst at the U.S.’ biggest and world’s fifth largest bank endorsed the defense sector this week in a note to investors with a forecast that views continued “green” movement in …

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Orbital ATK Delivers 2 Iridium NEXT Satellites to Vandenberg AFB; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 8, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has delivered the first two Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) NEXT satellites to Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation for the scheduled satellite launch on Sept. 19, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported Wednesday Orbital ATK transported the Iridium NEXT satellites from its satellite manufacturing …

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