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2009-06-17 08:00:00

Global Maritime Voice and Data Service Created by Iridium and Cambridge Consultants Stands Out from the Rest BETHESDA, Md. and CAMBRIDGE, England, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) and Cambridge Consultants are proud to announce that Global Telecoms Business (GTB) magazine has awarded its prestigious 2009 GTB Innovation Award to the two companies for excellence in the Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation category. The award recognizes the groundbreaking Iridium...

2009-06-12 07:00:00

NEW YORK, and BETHESDA, Md., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GHL Acquisition Corp. (NYX: GHQ) ("GHL Acquisition") and Iridium Satellite LLC ("Iridium" or the "Company"), a leading provider of voice and data mobile satellite services, today jointly announced that Matt Desch, Chief Executive Officer of Iridium, is scheduled to deliver a presentation on June 17, 2009 at 9:10 a.m. GMT at the Nomura Global Satellite Conference 2009 in London. The written presentation will be available in the...

2009-06-09 13:00:00

Iridium to Enhance Netted Communications Capabilities for Warfighters BETHESDA, Md., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) announces that the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren has awarded one of its subsidiaries a $21,688,808 indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity cost-type contract to support development and delivery of the Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS). DTCS is an extension of "Netted Iridium," the company's push-to-talk communications...

2009-06-07 23:01:00

At funding, credit facility will complete an approximately $738 million financing for Globalstar 2.0 second-generation satellite constellation and IP-based ground segment MILPITAS, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSAT), a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government and individuals, today announced that it has signed an agreement with a syndicate of banks for a $586 million credit facility to be supported by credit...

2009-06-02 17:37:00

- Total Subscribers Up 31.2% from Prior Year Quarter to 328,000 - Total Revenue Up 2.0% from Prior Year Quarter: Commercial Service Revenues Up 26.9%; Equipment Sales Declined 34.3% - Operational EBITDA Up 4.9% from Prior Year Quarter - Net Income Declined 41.9% from Prior Year Quarter, Primarily on Iridium NEXT Costs - Full Year 2009 Guidance on Subscribers, Revenue and Operational EBITDA Reaffirmed - Steps Implemented to Advance the Pending GHL Acquisition Transaction BETHESDA, Md.,...

2009-05-21 05:01:00

Coincides with U.S. National Hurricane Preparedness Week BETHESDA, Md., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC announces the kickoff of its third annual "Test Your Satellite Phone" initiative. In partnership with The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, Iridium encourages emergency workers and first responders to prepare now to ensure that one of their most critical lifelines in a disaster - their satellite phone - works properly. Similar to the...

2009-05-12 06:11:00

Iridium's New Global Marine Satcom System Draws Positive Reviews from Early Users BETHESDA, Md., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium reports that its new-generation global marine satellite communication system, Iridium OpenPort(TM), has successfully completed sea trials on a number of different vessels, and worldwide commercial rollout is now underway. "The feedback from beta test platforms has been overwhelmingly positive, and we have a strong backlog of orders from shipowners who recognize...

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...

2009-04-16 05:14:00

CELJE, Slovenia and BETHESDA, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite announced today that it has certified the EMA Group's BlueTraker(R) Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) ship terminal to provide LRIT services over the Iridium satellite network. EMA is an Iridium Value-Added Reseller and Value-Added Manufacturer. The Iridium certification parallels the flag state approvals currently underway, ensuring that the EMA BlueTraker system adheres to the International Maritime...

2009-03-17 06:00:00

UNCASVILLE, Conn. and BETHESDA, Md., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Faria WatchDog(R), Inc. announces that its WatchDog 750 long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) ship terminal has successfully completed the compliance and test requirements for operation on the Iridium satellite network. Faria WatchDog, Inc. is a leading supplier of satellite vessel monitoring systems (VMSs). Iridium LRIT certification ensures its Value-Added Manufacturers' (VAMs) devices comply with the International...


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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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