Iridium Satellite, LLC

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First Iridium Next Hosted Payload Agreement Signed

Orbital Reserves 20 Percent of Third-Party Payload Capacity on Iridium NEXT McLean, Va. - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announced that Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), Dulles, Va., has signed an agreement with Iridium that reserves hosted payload capacity on Iridium's next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Under the terms of the agreement, Orbital will...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Iridium 9602 Transceiver Opens Up Data Connectivity in Broad New Markets

Iridium Certifies New 9602-Based Applications Demonstrating Growing Market Opportunities on World's Only Truly Mobile, Global Voice and Data Communications Network MCLEAN, Va. - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) announced today it has certified the first Iridium 9602 Short Burst Data (SBD) Transceiver-based partner devices, opening a broad number of emerging new markets with solutions...

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Software

Iridium Introduces Enhanced Internet Connectivity for Iridium Satellite Phones and the Iridium 9522b L-Band Transceiver (LBT)

Direct Internet 3 Now Enables Faster Web Browsing, E-mail and Data Transfer MCLEAN, Va. - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) has introduced the latest version of its Direct Internet software package, making it easier and faster to connect to the Internet using the Iridium 9555 and Iridium 9505A satellite phones, along with the Iridium 9522B L-Band Transceiver (LBT). Direct Internet 3 takes...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

JBS Friboi Improves Long-Haul Truck Automation and Control Through Iridium-Based Telematics Solution Provided by Zatix

On-Board Intelligence System Also Reduces Fuel Consumption and Aides in Enforcing Safe Driving Practices for Multinational Meat Industry Operation MCLEAN, Va. and SAO PAULO, Brazil - Zatix and Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) announce that JBS Friboi, the world's largest animal product processing company, has equipped 1,500 long-haul trucks with VOLKSNET, an Iridium-based, Zatix-powered...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

The National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Boeing and Iridium Successfully Demonstrate Space Weather Observation

LAUREL, Md. - The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), with help from The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Iridium Communications Inc. [Nasdaq: IRDM], has successfully implemented a new space-based system to monitor Earth's space environment. Known as the Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment (AMPERE), the system provides real-time magnetic...

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Iridium Unveils Smaller, Lower-Cost Satellite Data Transceiver
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Iridium Unveils Smaller, Lower-Cost Satellite Data Transceiver

New Product Will Provide Global Two-Way Data Links for Remote Tracking and Monitoring Devices PHOENIX - Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) today unveiled its next-generation Iridium 9602" satellite data transceiver at its annual Partners Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. The Iridium 9602 is a full-duplex short-burst data (SBD) transceiver designed for embedded applications in the rapidly...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Antarctic Cruise Ships Rely on Iridium Satellite Tracking

BETHESDA, Md. - October 6, 2009 - The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has approved a resolution requiring members' passenger ships to be fitted with satellite tracking devices based on Iridium (Iridium Communications Inc.) (NASDAQ: IRDM). The devices will report ships' positions at least once per hour when cruising in Antarctic waters. Global Marine Networks (GMN),...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Iridium Openport(TM) Completes Successful Sea Trials

Iridium's New Global Marine Satcom System Draws Positive Reviews from Early Users BETHESDA, Md. - May 12, 2009 - 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...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Satellite Phone offers reliable communication in any locale.

To deliver secure and reliable, real-time communications, Model 9555 uses constellation of 66 low-earth orbiting, cross-linked commercial satellites that operates as fully meshed network with in-orbit spares. Water- and shock-resistant phone has hand-friendly form factor with mini-USB data port and internally stowed antenna. In addition to menu-driven interface and built-in speaker phone, device...

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Services

Marine Satellite Communication Service offers 128 kbps speed.

Iridium OpenPort(TM) marine satellite communication service offers 3 independent telephone circuits which can be used simultaneously without interference, as well as user-selectable range of data speeds from 9.6-128 kbps. Data rates can easily be adjusted up or down at any time without making hardware or software changes, enabling users to adjust speed of data transmission. Service is suited for...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

First Iridium Next Hosted Payload Agreement Signed

Orbital Reserves 20 Percent of Third-Party Payload Capacity on Iridium NEXT McLean, Va. - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announced that Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), Dulles, Va., has signed an agreement with Iridium that reserves hosted payload capacity on Iridium's next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Under the terms of the agreement, Orbital will...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Iridium 9602 Transceiver Opens Up Data Connectivity in Broad New Markets

Iridium Certifies New 9602-Based Applications Demonstrating Growing Market Opportunities on World's Only Truly Mobile, Global Voice and Data Communications Network MCLEAN, Va. - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) announced today it has certified the first Iridium 9602 Short Burst Data (SBD) Transceiver-based partner devices, opening a broad number of emerging new markets with solutions...

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Software

Iridium Introduces Enhanced Internet Connectivity for Iridium Satellite Phones and the Iridium 9522b L-Band Transceiver (LBT)

Direct Internet 3 Now Enables Faster Web Browsing, E-mail and Data Transfer MCLEAN, Va. - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) has introduced the latest version of its Direct Internet software package, making it easier and faster to connect to the Internet using the Iridium 9555 and Iridium 9505A satellite phones, along with the Iridium 9522B L-Band Transceiver (LBT). Direct Internet 3 takes...

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Company News

Iridium Concludes Financing for Iridium Next

MCLEAN, Va., October 28, 2010 - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announced that it has successfully closed the financing facility for its next generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. The facility is provided by a syndicate of nine banks led by Deutsche Bank AG, Banco Santander SA, SociÃ-©té Générale, Natixis and Mediobanca International S.A., and...

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Company News

Ericsson Provides New Switching Technology for Iridium Satellite Network

Technology Upgrade will Enhance Current and Future Systems MCLEAN, Va. - October 19, 2010 - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) announces it has contracted with Ericsson Federal Inc. (EFI) to implement a new Ericsson Mobile Softswitch Solution (MSS) to provide Iridium's next-generation switching technology, including custom design, development, integration and maintenance for the Iridium...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

JBS Friboi Improves Long-Haul Truck Automation and Control Through Iridium-Based Telematics Solution Provided by Zatix

On-Board Intelligence System Also Reduces Fuel Consumption and Aides in Enforcing Safe Driving Practices for Multinational Meat Industry Operation MCLEAN, Va. and SAO PAULO, Brazil - Zatix and Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) announce that JBS Friboi, the world's largest animal product processing company, has equipped 1,500 long-haul trucks with VOLKSNET, an Iridium-based, Zatix-powered...

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Company News

Iridium Signs Coface Facility Agreement

Iridium NEXT on Schedule to Launch 1Q 2015 McLean, Va., October 4, 2010 - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announced that it has signed the definitive Coface Facility Agreement to finance its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. The syndicate of nine banks is led by Deutsche Bank AG, Banco Santander SA, Societe Generale, Natixis and Mediobanca International S.A.,...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

The National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Boeing and Iridium Successfully Demonstrate Space Weather Observation

LAUREL, Md. - The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), with help from The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Iridium Communications Inc. [Nasdaq: IRDM], has successfully implemented a new space-based system to monitor Earth's space environment. Known as the Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment (AMPERE), the system provides real-time magnetic...

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Company News

Iridium Reports Strong Growth in the Second Quarter and Raises All Elements of Guidance for 2010

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 9, 2010 - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. The following reflects the results of Iridium Communications Inc. (the Company) for the second quarter of 2010 compared to those of Iridium Holdings LLC (predecessor) for the second quarter of 2009. Please see the combined results, along with the appropriate...

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Company News

Iridium Receives Commitments for $1.8 Billion Credit Facility for Construction of Iridium NEXT

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 4, 2010 - Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) announced today that it has received in excess of $1.8 billion of commitments from a syndicate of preeminent international banks in connection with the credit facility that will be used to finance the construction of the company's next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. The facility will bear an interest rate...

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