Tag Archives: Iridium NEXT

Iridium Announces Completion of ‘NEXT’ Satellite Network; Matt Desch Quoted

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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Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, Chosen to 2019 Wash100 for Satellite Network Completion Leadership

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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Final Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Launches Aboard SpaceX Rocket; Matt Desch Quoted

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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Matt Desch: Iridium Considers Final ‘NEXT’ Satellite Launch an ‘Important Milestone’

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 …

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Iridium Eyes Jan. 7 for Final ‘NEXT’ Satellite Launch; Matt Desch Quoted

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 …

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Matt Desch: Iridium’s Satellite Launches Benefit From SpaceX’s Transport System

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 …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Targets Dec. 30 for Final ‘NEXT’ Satellite Launch

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 …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Sees Satellite Internet of Things as ‘Strongest Growing Area’

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said satellite internet of things has become the “strongest growing area for the company,” Via Satellite reported Thursday. Desch noted that Iridium is not in competition with other satellite communications providers and works to differentiate itself. “We have always been different from other broadband networks,” he …

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