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Matt Desch: Thales Joins Iridium’s Broadband Service Manufacturing Partner Network

Thales has partnered with Iridium Communications to develop and distribute products for Iridium’s Certus broadband service. Iridium is constructing Certus to use the NEXT platform to deliver enterprise-grade communications to corporate and individual users worldwide, Iridium said Wednesday. Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch: SpaceX, Kosmotras Ready for Rescheduled Iridium NEXT Launch

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch announced that the company has rescheduled the launch of the first two Iridium NEXT satellites to October to give an additional four months for payload-software validation, SpaceNews reported Monday. Peter de Selding writes Iridium has confirmed with launch providers SpaceX and Russia’s Kosmotras their readiness for an accelerated launch schedule …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Industry Seeks to Bolster Flight Tracking with Satellite Tech

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch said the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 incident has prompted the aviation industry to consider using satellite technologies for commercial aircraft tracking, Air Traffic Management magazine reported Tuesday. Aimee Turner writes Desch told the magazine that air navigation service providers are also moving down a path …

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Matt Desch: Int’l Maritime Agency Subcommittee Backs Iridium’s Proposed Mobile Satcom Offering

An International Maritime Organization subcommittee has endorsed the approval of Iridium‘s application to offer satellite communication services through the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. The application is still subject to review by an independent expert panel before final approval by IMO’s maritime safety committee, Iridium said Monday. “The overwhelming …

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Iridium Forms Air Traffic Satellite JV; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications is helping form a joint venture to provide a satellite service to air traffic management agencies for tracking planes worldwide, the company announced Monday. Aireon, formed by Iridium and NAV Canada, will also receive support from the Federal Aviation Administration and industry partners Harris Corp. and ITT Exelis …

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Iridium Expanding Tech Business To Russia; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications Inc.’s Russian division has received government approval to operate commercially in that country, the company announced Monday. Service will go live by the second quarter of 2012 after the company completes technical licensing requirements. CEO Matt Desch said the company expects to attract at least 40 percent of …

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FAA Approves Iridium Air-Traffic Service; CEO Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications announced yesterday the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the use of the company’s satellite data service for planes flying overseas. Iridium offers global coverage, and the decision will present the aviation industry with an alternative for long-range voice and data communication systems. According to Iridium, the decision marks …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch on Launching NEXT satellite

Iridium Communication’s (Nasdaq: IRDM) deal with Thales Alenia Space, a leading European aerospace firm, for 81 communication satellites for use in the Iridium NEXT low-orbit constellation has taken flight. The launch of the first satellites is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015. “We are extremely pleased to have closed …

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Executive Spotlight: Matt Desch of Iridium

Matt Desch is the CEO and president of Iridium, a position he has held for four years. He was previously CEO of telecom-services provider Telcordia. When he took over at Iridium in 2006, he helped guide the company to being publicly traded. Desch spoke with ExecutiveBiz about Iridium’s burgeoning new …

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