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Matt Desch: Rideshare Could Make Launch Opportunity for Iridium NEXT Ground Spare Satellites

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 10, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has indicated the possibility that the company will launch the six ground spare satellites in the Iridium NEXT constellation if there is an opportunity for a rideshare mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Space News reported Jan. …

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Inmarsat Picks Arianespace to Launch 5th Global Xpress Satellite in 2019

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 31, 2017 — Inmarsat has named Arianespace as the launch services provider for the upcoming fifth Global Xpress communications satellite that Thales Alenia Space is building based on the updated Spacebus 4000 B2 platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Arianespace said Friday it will launch GX-5 from the Guiana Space Center in the French …

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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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Weekly Roundup June 13 – June 17 2016: ManTech’s Cyber Buy, CACI’s Satcom Win & more

June 13 – June 17 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson   We shift our focus this week back to GovCon’s merger-and-acquisition environment with one new deal to digest and a second that has brought the purchaser a new landmark contract …

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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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Matt Desch: First Iridium NEXT Satellites to Launch in April

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 13,  2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has moved back the launch schedule for the first two Iridium NEXT satellites in order to fix an issue discovered on the Ka-band transmit-receive modules, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday the satellites will launch instead in April after prime contractor Thales Alenia Space …

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Martin Gee: Thales-Finmeccanica JV Makes Space Tech Push in Buy of SEA Business Unit

Thales Alenia Space has acquired the space business of U.K.-based software design and engineering services provider Systems Engineering & Assessment Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. The Thales Group–Finmeccanica joint venture seeks to grow its customer base and gain a foothold in the U.K. electronics and space mission technology market through …

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