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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 11, 2019 “” Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has hired Suzi McBride, most recently chief operating officer of OneWeb who served as a vice president at Iridium three years ago, to return to the company as COO, GovCon Wire reported Feb. 4. McBride, whose appointment took effect Monday, will oversee the operations of […] More

Iridium Communications on Wednesday declared the completion of the $3B Iridium NEXT satellite constellation at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "The completion of the Iridium NEXT program signifies a new chapter in the Iridium story, one that sees us transforming from a big cash spender to a big cash generator," Iridium CEO Matt Desch said in a statement published Wednesday.
 

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Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Matthew Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 “” Executive Mosaic“™s annual selection of most influential voices in the government contracting arena “” for his efforts growing revenue and continued growth for the company. This marks the fifth consecutive Wash100 award for Desch.

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Iridium Communications“™ final and eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard SpaceX“™s previously flown Falcon 9 rocket. Iridium said Friday the satellites, which were fielded to orbital plane three, established communications with its satellite network operations facility after launch and are set to enter the first on-orbit testing phase.

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Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company considers the upcoming launch of the last and eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites as “the most important milestone of all,“ Via Satellite reported Thursday. The Iridium-8 mission is now scheduled to launch Tuesday, Jan. 8, aboard a SpaceX rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. […] More
Iridium Communications has announced that the launch of the eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket is now scheduled on Jan. 7, SpaceNews reported Friday. The new schedule sought to provide SpaceX more time to accommodate Spaceflight Industries“™ SmallSat Express rideshare mission, which took off on Monday, Dec. 3. Iridium CEO Matt Desch said in a […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch told CNBC in a video interview aired Friday that the company has a new satellite network in low-Earth orbit and considers internet of things as a “high-growth area.” “We have brand-new satellites that are in space. We got a bunch of revenue streams that will propel our growth in the coming […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company “synergistic“ relationship with SpaceX and the latter’s launch vehicle helped bring the seven batches of communications satellites into space, The Hill reported Friday. “I don“™t think we would have been able to get these 75 new satellites into space over the last two years if it hadn“™t been for […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company plans to launch on Dec. 30 the final batch of Iridium NEXT satellites aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket, Teslarati reported Thursday. Desch said in a tweet the Iridium-8 mission will take off aboard Falcon 9“™s previously-flown booster from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. He noted the B1049.2 booster would skip a return-to-launch […] More
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