Tag Archives: Matt Desch

Thales Alenia, Orbital ATK Complete 1st Set of Iridium NEXT Satellites; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 20, 2016 — Thales Alenia Space and Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) have completed construction on 81 communications satellites for Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) Iridium NEXT mobile communications network, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported July 13 that the satellites are ready to be delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, where they will be …

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Weekly Roundup July 11 – July 15 2016: Boeing Throws Hat Into Defense Services M&A Mix & more

July 11 – July 15 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson    One of the world’s two largest airplane manufacturers is mulling acquisitions in the defense services arena that would continue a trend among prime contractors toward capability-based deals. Leanne Caret, …

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Iridium Preps Launch of 1st NEXT Satellites Batch in September; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the first batch of Iridium NEXT satellites on September 12 following completion of assembly, integration and testing activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Thales Alenia Space …

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Iridium to Provide New Broadband Satcom Service in Q2 2017; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 13, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will launch the Certus satellite communications service to the government and commercial markets in the second quarter of 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Iridium NEXT-powered offering will work to provide broadband services with connection speeds of up to 1.4 megabits per second …

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Iridium Offers Satellite-Based Alternative to GPS Service; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has unveiled a new technology offering that works to support satellite-based positioning, navigation and timing services in environments without GPS coverage, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the Satellite Time and Location service is delivered through its partnership with Satelles to serve as an …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch Seeks Satellite System for Real-Time Flight Info Broadcasts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2016 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said that a satellite system that works to track an aircraft’s GPS transponder can be an alternative way to support real-time flight information monitoring, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016, told …

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Matt Desch: 1st-Gen Iridium NEXT Constellation in Good Health, New Satellites Launch in July

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) will proceed with the planned July launch of the first 10 satellites in its second-generation Iridium NEXT constellation, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Space News reported Friday that the initial launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be followed by six other …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch is 2016 Wash100 Inductee for NEXT Satellite Project Vision

  Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA April 5, 2016 — Iridium (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has been inducted into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list of the most influential leaders in GovCon for leading the company’s NEXT satellite constellation project. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s …

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Matt Desch: FAA Should Decide Soon on Transition to New Aircraft Surveillance System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has urged the Federal Aviation Administration to make its decision on the transition to a new aircraft surveillance system by the end of 2016, ExecutiveBiz reported March 9. Reuters reported March 8 Desch said at the Satellite 2016 conference that FAA …

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Weekly Roundup Mar. 7 – Mar. 11 2016: GovCon Index, Defense Stocks Show Steady Recovery & more

Mar. 7 – Mar. 11 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The start of March has given investors everywhere a respite of calm so far after a January and February period of across-the-board, worldwide market volatility that carried over from the …

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