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2011-05-17 16:27:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received a contract with a value in the range of $40 million to provide Ka-band transmit-receive (T/R) modules to Thales Alenia Space for the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. Thales Alenia is building the next set of 66 Iridium low-Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites. Thales Alenia plans to integrate the T/R modules to build cross links between satellites and feeder links to earth terminals to facilitate...

2011-04-18 08:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales Alenia Space has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to develop, test and support integration of payload application software for the Iridium NEXT satellites. Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor for Iridium NEXT, the next-generation satellite constellation being designed, built and launched for Iridium Communications Inc., (Nasdaq: IRDM), of McLean, Va. Iridium NEXT is expected to begin launching in 2015, and...

2011-01-27 08:04:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesacom announces that Iridium Communications Inc. ("Iridium") has certified its new VKI maritime satellite communication system for operation on the Iridium network. The new Tesacom VKI product provides integrated voice, data, email and vessel tracking solutions for the maritime sector, including commercial, military, fishing and recreational vessels. The satellite terminal is very easy to install and provides high-quality...

2010-08-10 22:26:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SEAKR Engineering, Inc., a privately held company, today announced that Thales Alenia Space (TAS), the Iridium NEXT prime contractor, has awarded the communication processor for the Iridium NEXT constellation to SEAKR Engineering. The Iridium NEXT constellation will ultimately replace the existing Iridium constellation providing enhanced mobile satellite communication services worldwide, with the first Iridium NEXT satellite launches scheduled for...

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2010-06-02 10:50:00

Iridium, a mobile satellite services provider, has ordered 81 spacecraft to help grow its global network. Thales Alenia Space of France (TAS) will build the satellites.  The operational constellation will require 66 satellites, and the remaining 15 will be used as spares. The order makes the Iridium Next venture the largest commercial space project ever. The French export credit guarantee organization Coface will finance most of the $2.9 billion project. "We are very pleased with the...

2010-06-02 00:33:00

MCLEAN, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) today announced its comprehensive plan for funding, building and deploying its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Specifically, the Company announced the execution of a fixed price contract with Thales Alenia Space, a joint company between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), for the design and construction of satellites for the Iridium NEXT constellation. In addition, the...

2009-08-10 15:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Subscribers Up 23.9% from Prior Year Quarter to 347,000Subscriber Growth of 71.4% in Emerging Machine-to-Machine Market Revenue Up 1.2% from Prior Year Quarter: Commercial Service Revenues Up 21.6% Government Service Revenues Up 15.2% Equipment Sales Declined 25.7% Operational EBITDA(1) Up 31.5% from Prior Year Quarter Net Income Up 52.9% from Prior Year Quarter Full Year 2009 Operational EBITDA Guidance Lifted to $123-130 Million...

2009-07-20 11:33:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) announces that it is extending and expanding its popular Trade-Up to Iridium program to include its new-generation 9555 satellite phone. Iridium launched the Trade-Up to Iridium initiative in January 2008 to provide an opportunity for customers affected by the well-publicized degradation of Globalstar's satellite voice service to take advantage of Iridium's high network quality and global coverage. The program offers...

2009-05-11 05:00:00

Iridium To Exhibit At Sviaz-Expocomm And Host Seminar With Russian Ministry Of Communications BETHESDA, Md., and MOSCOW, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC, the world's only mobile satellite services (MSS) operator with truly global coverage, announces it has formed a company called, "Iridium Communications Russia, OOO" to pursue a license for providing MSS services in Russia. This week, as a step towards eventually serving the Russian MSS market, Iridium is exhibiting and hosting...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Iridium Satellite -- The Iridium satellite constellation is also a system of 66 active communication satellites and spares around the earth. Named for the element Iridium, it was originally to have 77 active satellites, but was later redesigned to have its current number, though the name was retained. Iridium allowed worldwide voice and data communications using handheld devices. The Iridium service once failed financially and the earth stations were shut down. Its financial...

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