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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 said at the World Satellite […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company intends to deboost the last batch of its legacy satellites in the first quarter of 2019 as it plans to transition all network functions to the Iridium NEXT constellation, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Desch, a four-time Wash100 recipient, told reporters Monday at World Satellite Business Week in Paris the company has […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch told NASASpaceflight.com in an interview published Tuesday how the company’s satellite network and devices worked to help first responders communicate and perform recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico last year. “We could see this tremendous spike [in Puerto Rico and some of the surrounding islands] as […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch said the company expects to complete the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation this year to help Aireon meet its timeline for delivery of aircraft monitoring service through the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. “The reason why that’s important isn’t for any services that we have today, it’s for Aireon – which is a […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said he expects the company to start a “capex holiday” over a 10-year period once it completes the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, SpaceNews reported Monday. “I know the history of other satellite operators regarding capex holidays isn’t so good, but our motivations are very different,” Desch, a four-time Wash100 recipient, […] More
Iridium Communications’ seventh batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites took off Wednesday aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch is the seventh of eight Iridium NEXT satellite missions that SpaceX agreed to perform to replace the McLean, Va.-based company’s existing network of 66 satellites in low-Earth orbit, Iridium said Wednesday. […] More
Airbus’ defense and space business has partnered with Iridium Communications’ subsidiary, Aireon, and introduced an airspace analytics platform at the Farnborough Airshow. Aireon said Thursday it will deliver space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data to Airbus’ recently launched analytics tool – AirSense – to facilitate real-time aircraft tracking, streamline airspace utilization and flight routes, and boost airport […] More
Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications and a four-time Wash100 winner, has said the “bring your own device” arrangement is one of the top trends he has observed in the satellite communications sector. “The market is demanding reliable connections through personal mobile devices, regardless of location,” he told CommunicAsia in an interview published Wednesday. According to […] More
Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch and Tim Conway, president of NTT Data’s public sector business, have been appointed to the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s board of directors for fiscal year 2018-2019. Desch is one of the eight executives appointed by Rich Montoni, NVTC board chairman and vice chairman at Maximus, to the trade association’s board, […] More
ExecutiveBiz talked with Matt Desch, chief executive officer, and a four-time Wash100 winner, about Iridium’s May 22nd satellite launch, their partnership with SpaceX and where he sees the company’s path ahead. “Over the years, we’ve gone public and renewed ourselves to the point that we’re not just surviving anymore; we’re thriving.” ExecutiveBiz: You’ve been chief […] More
Hawthorne, Calif.-based firm SpaceX has launched five satellites for Iridium Communications along with two Earth observation spacecraft from NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences as part of a ride-share agreement. Iridium said Tuesday the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base is the sixth out of eight Iridium NEXT deployment missions that SpaceX agreed […] More
Iridium Communications has received approval from the International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System mobile satellite services. Iridium said Monday it plans to start providing GMDSS services by early 2020 through its satellite network and will collaborate with the International Mobile Satellite Organization to facilitate the delivery of such services through […] More
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