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Iridium Communications looks to send five backup satellites to space by availing cost-effective, rideshare opportunity and anticipates a potential $35 million deal for the launch service, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient, said the plan to deploy the majority of the six ground spares is meant to […] More
Senior officials at Iridium Communications said the U.S. Space Force is interested in adopting the company’s satellite broadband communications services as the military branch advances the Joint All Domain Command and Control concept, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Scott Scheimreif, executive vice president for government programs at Iridium, said the company intends to provide the Space […] More
Iridium Communications and Videosoft Global have partnered to help customers transmit live videos at ultra-low bandwidth using technology that can operate with terminals connected to the Certus satellite broadband network. VideoSoft’s FireLight platform will allow network users to send content for as low as 4 kilobits per second via authorized satellite terminals, Iridium said Monday. […] More
Iridium Communications and AnsuR Technologies have partnered to offer the latter’s video transmission software application to public and private sector customers of the Certus broadband satellite service. AnsuR will serve as a value-added developer in the partnership and seeks to help ASMIRA application users compress videos to transmit content through the L-band satellite network, Iridium […] More
TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 10, 2022 — Iridium Communications recorded a 5 percent total revenue growth to $614.5 million for the full-year 2021 and reported $378.2 million in operational earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization during the same year, GovCon Wire reported. Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and a 2022 Wash100 Award winner, said […] More
Executive Mosaic has named Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, as one of the recipients of the 2022 Wash100 Award for his leadership and efforts to achieve company growth in the mobile satellite service market. This marks the eighth consecutive year Desch was included in Executive Mosaic’s annual list of notable government contracting officials and […] More
Iridium Communications has supported the U.S. Army Reserve’s Monuments Officers program in its effort to identify, protect and preserve cultural heritage sites in Honduras by providing satellite connectivity and push-to-talk technology. A team of Monument Officer archaeologists deployed in Honduras used Iridium PTT handsets to communicate with the Virginia Museum of Natural History‘s Cultural Heritage […] More
Iridium Communications announced on Wednesday that Manjula Sriram has been appointed as the company’s new vice president and chief information officer. “We’re thrilled to have Manjula join us with a depth of knowledge and experience that makes her the ideal fit to strategize and direct all aspects of Iridium’s information technology infrastructure moving forward,” said Tom Fitzpatrick, […] More
Iridium Communications has introduced its Certus 100 midband satellite service to support government, maritime, internet of things, land mobile and aviation customers. Iridium Certus 100 launches with several portable, battery-powered products from the company’s partners that can be integrated as an onboard satellite communications system for connected vehicles, aircraft and vessels, Iridium said Wednesday. SkyLink […] More
Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said he believes the entire satellite industry will benefit from all the innovation in low-Earth orbit satellite constellations, Via Satellite reported Tuesday. “It’s making stuff cheaper and making stuff better. My next satellites are going to cost a lot less to build than […] More
Suzanne McBride, chief operations officer of Iridium Communications, said the company is poised to launch its next internet-of-things products and grow its government segment with engineering service offerings. “We have some strategic initiatives in the works,” McBride told Via Satellite in an interview. She attributed personal communications to the record growth in Iridium’s IoT subscribers […] More
Iridium Communications has partnered with MetOcean Telematics and provided the Canadian Coast Guard with Certus Thales VesseLINK marine satellite broadband terminals in an effort to enhance the service branch’s internet reliability in the high Arctic region. The Iridium network will work on supporting the coordination of the Coast Guard ships and crew members to the […] More
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