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Weekly Roundup January 30 – February 3 2017: The 28 CEOs in This Year’s Wash100 & more

Weekly Roundup January 30 – February 3 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Our fourth annual Wash100 list of Government Contracting’s Most Influential Figures hit the presses last week to recognize leaders in the public and private sectors and those …

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Iridium, SpaceX Close Deal on NEXT, NASA-GFZ Satellite Rideshare; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 1, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has closed a deal with SpaceX for the simultaneous launch of the former’s NEXT communications satellites and the NASA-GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences mission’s twin satellites, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Five Iridium NEXT satellites will be deployed with the NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate …

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Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017: Trump Transition Is Here, New Wash100 Next Week & more

Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson All eyes were on Washington today as Donald Trump took the oath of office on Capitol Hill to become the 45th President of the United States and officially …

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Iridium Eyes Satellite Launch on Jan. 14 Aboard Falcon 9; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Iridium Communications‘ (Nasdaq: IRDM) initial NEXT satellites are anticipated to launch onboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 14 after a change in schedule due to high winds and rain around the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The rocket will carry 10 Iridium NEXT …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: Iridium NEXT Constellation to Offer Updated Services for Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 6, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has stated the company’s Iridium NEXT satellite constellation project will seek to address the future requirements of government and private customers and provide a potential alternative to GPS navigation, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “We see it having lots of opportunities …

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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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Boeing, SpaceX Secure Additional Crewed Missions Under NASA’s Commercial Space Transport Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and SpaceX have secured four additional missions each to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program. NASA said Wednesday that Boeing and SpaceX each have six orders for crewed missions now under the companies’ respective Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts with the space agency. …

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Weekly Roundup December 12 – December 16, 2016: Impending Moves for Boeing Defense, Mark Sopp & more

December 12 – December 16, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This week reminded us that change is always a constant in the government contracting arena as we learned of an impending relocation by a large defense contractor and 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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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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