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Iridium Gov’t Revenue Up 12% in 2Q; Matt Desch Offers NEXT Program Update

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has reported a 12.5 percent increase in government segment revenue for the company’s fiscal year 2015 second quarter compared to the prior year period. Total quarterly sales for the segment reached $18 million, which the company attributed primarily to its airtime services contract with the Defense …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Moves to Secure Next Satellites with Spares, Insurance, Free Reflights

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 15, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch indicated that the nine spare Iridium Next satellites the company is building will help cut insurance coverage costs for the 72 others due for launch by 2017. Space News reported Thursday the executive telling investors …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Moves Closer to Global Aircraft Tracking with NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 3, 2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has installed an Aireon air traffic surveillance payload onto a NEXT satellite for deployment using ADS-B receivers from space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “The integration of the Aireon hosted payload to the satellite platform is a major milestone for Aireon, …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Offers Satphones for ITU Relief, Rebuilding Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA May 22, 2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has donated 11 satellite phones to the International Telecommunications Union for use in first responder emergency communications and recovery missions during natural disasters, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “The work ITU is doing in Nepal, as well as in other disaster-stricken areas, …

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Iridium 1Q Gov’t Service Revenue Up 13%; Matt Desch on Company’s New Air Traffic Pacts

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has announced financial results for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. The McLean, Va.-based satellite services provider reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 13 percent in its government services segment to $18 million,  activity Iridium attributed to the company’s $400 million …

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Matt Desch: Startups’ Microsatellites Plans Present Innovation Possibilities, Challenges for Industry

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 30, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch said recent startups’ plans to build constellations of microsatellites to expand global Internet connectivity present both “interesting innovation” possibilities as well as challenges to the satellite community, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. He noted that the …

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Matt Desch Selected to Wash100 for Leadership in Global Satellite Communications

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 18, 2015 – Matt Desch, who heads mobile satellite services company Iridium, has been inducted into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list of the most influential leaders in GovCon for his leadership role in global satellite communications. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Seeks to Expand Broadband Service Diversity Through Thales Partnership

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 12, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — Executive Biz reported Wednesday on Iridium Communications’ partnership agreement with Thales allowing the latter to develop the Certus broadband service. Thales becomes the latest to join Iridium’s manufacturing partner network that also includes Rockwell Collins, L-3, ICG and Cobham SatCom, Iridium said …

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Matt Desch: Iridium NEXT Launch Moved to October But 2017 Completion on Track

TYSONS CORNER, VA March 3, 2015 — Executive Mosaic — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch’s remarks assuring that the network of new Iridium NEXT satellites would be in place as scheduled in 2017. Space News cited Iridium’s earnings call Feb. 26, where Desch bared the June 2015 launch …

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Iridium Reports 7% Revenue Jump in FY 2014, 11% for Gov’t Segment; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and its full 2014 fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The McLean, Va.-based satellite services provider said its full-year revenue increased 7 percent from 2013 figures to $408.6 million and 2 percent for the quarter to $100.5 million from …

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