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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Wash100 Update: Government Executives Rapidly Outpace GovCon Counterparts

Weekly Roundup February 5 – February 9, 2018 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes Government Executives Outpace GovCon Counterparts In Wash100 Popular Vote Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO The Wash100 voting has been open for a little over two weeks now, and the preliminary results of the popular vote are showing that …

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Iridium Preps for 5th NEXT Launch in March; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 9, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has set the launch of the fifth batch of Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on March 18 to bring the constellation to 50 units in orbit, ExecutiveBiz reported. The company said the rocket will use the …

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Orbital ATK-Built Multimission Satellite Preps for Launch

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2018 — The Orbital ATK-built (NYSE: OA) GovSat-1 multimission satellite has been shipped to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at the end of the month, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. GovSat said Thursday the satellite will work to support a …

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Latest Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch Set for Dec. 22; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 4, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) anticipates the Dec. 22 launch of the next batch of Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket after SpaceX signaled the start of payload processing, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The fourth batch of 10 satellites will launch from Vandenberg Air …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Secures Lower Pricing for NEXT Launches With Reused Rocket Stages

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 7, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has indicated the company completed pricing negotiations with SpaceX for future launches of Iridium NEXT satellites using previously flown rocket first stages, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space Intel Report reported Thursday that Iridium secured a deal with SpaceX for lower …

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Iridium Announces Q3 2017 Govt Services Revenue, Subscribers; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) recorded $22 million in government service revenue with 95,000 government subscribers during the third quarter of 2017. Iridium said Thursday government data and voice subscribers rose 14 percent to 40,000 during the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with the same period last year. The McLean, …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Insights from Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson, USAF Contracts

Weekly Roundup October 16 – October 20 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson’s remarks from Potomac Officers Club Space Summit Air Force taps Orbital ATK for rocket motor tech IDIQ contract Pratt & Whitney lands potential $2.7B Air …

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SpaceX Lands $97M NASA Contract for Ocean Topography Mission Launch Services

SpaceX has secured a $97 million contract from NASA to launch a satellite that will work to continue a long-term effort to measure the height of the global sea surface. NASA said Friday it expects the Sentinel-6A spacecraft to lift off by November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 …

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Matt Desch: 3rd Batch of Iridium NEXT Satellites to Launch Oct. 9

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 4, 2017 — The third batch of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) Iridium NEXT satellites are scheduled for liftoff on Oct. 9 as SpaceX prepares the Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the payloads to space, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 27. Spaceflight Now reported Sept. 26 that Iridium CEO Matt …

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HPE Tech to Support 1-Year NASA Experiment on Space-Based Computing

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 17, 2017 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has provided a supercomputer that NASA will utilize in a one-year experiment at the International Space Station to monitor the performance of a commercial off-the-shelf high-performance computing system in a space environment, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Alain Andreoli, a …

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