Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications and a 2019 Wash100 award recipient, told Bloomberg in an audio interview posted Tuesday about the companyâ€™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.More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt DeschÂ said he believes the industry needs new regulations that would mitigate failed satellites and other space debris in orbit, Space Intel Report reported Wednesday. Desch, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said those regulations should include a policy that would ground satellite and rocket developers in the event of an in-orbit failure and require them to determine the cause of the problem.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 CEOÂ Matt Desch said in a statement published Wednesday.
Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Matthew Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 â€” Executive Mosaicâ€™s annual selection of most influential voices in the government contracting arena â€” for his efforts growing revenue and continued growth for the company. This marks the fifth consecutive Wash100 award for Desch.More
Iridium Communications has unveiled its L-band broadband service powered by the companyâ€™s $3B Iridium NEXT satellite network. The company said Wednesday initial activationsÂ 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 Communicationsâ€™ final and eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard SpaceXâ€™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.More
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