Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications and a 2019 Wash100 award recipient, told Bloomberg in an audio interview posted Tuesday about the company’s use of SpaceX-built rockets and the role of the private sector in space exploration. He said SpaceX and other launch service providers have helped drive down the cost for a lot of satellite suppliers.Read More »
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, …Read 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.
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.Read More »
Iridium Communications has unveiled its L-band broadband service powered by the company’s $3B Iridium NEXT satellite network. The company said Wednesday initial activations of the Iridium Certus service kicked off in December 2018 for terrestrial and maritime applications with the aviation service expected later this year once certification is secured.
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.Read More »
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 …Read More »
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company could opt to send the six ground spare satellites for the Iridium NEXT constellation should an opportunity for a rideshare mission arise, SpaceNews reported Thursday. “If the right deal comes along, similar to the one that we had with Iridium-6 and the …Read More »
United Launch Alliance plans to launch no earlier than Sunday, Jan. 6, a National Reconnaissance Office payload aboard its Delta IV Heavy rocket, Spaceflight Now reported Friday. The report said engineers have begun to address a small hydrogen leak in the engine section discovered during the Dec. 19 launch attempt. The NROL-71 …Read 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 …Read 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 …Read 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 …Read 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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »