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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
Iridium Communications has made its satellite network-supported L-band broadband service class offering available for use in government, maritime and mobile land operations. The company said Tuesday its Certus 200 service can now deliver up to 176 Kbps of internet transmission speed for maritime and land-mobile applications via a lightweight antenna. The broadband service, designed for […] More
Iridium Communications is participating in a series of field exercises that aim to demonstrate the satelite communication capabilities of a range of applications in the polar regions. The company said Thursday it will field its satcom technologies across exercises involving remote environment, at-the-halt, on-base and communications-on-the-move scenarios during Operation Arctic Lynx. The event, scheduled to […] More
DDK Positioning has received an undisclosed amount of investment from Iridium Communications as the former looks to expand global navigation satellite system-enabled service offerings. The two companies have an existing partnership that offers a GNSS positioning accuracy of up to 5 centimeters and supports various industrial applications using Iridium’s satellite communications network, the satcom provider […] More

Collins Aerospace has completed a data transfer test between its airborne satellite communications platform with a high gain antenna and an Iridium satellite in orbit. Collins Aerospace said Monday it achieved the second milestone in ongoing work on Iridium Certus airborne satellite communications equipment following a similar demonstration of its active low gain antenna in August of last year.

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Iridium has announced its second quarter 2020 financial results on Tuesday, reporting a net loss of $12.4 million, compared to net loss of $18.1 million for the second quarter of 2019. The company’s operational EBITDA for the second quarter was $85.3 million, compared to $85.1 million for the prior-year period.

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