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Matt Desch
Proud CEO of the only 100% global wireless satellite network coming to you from 780km above you. Reliable * Critical * Lifelines
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Matt Desch 2h
I miss your Iridium art too!
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Matt Desch 4h
Replying to @dilipsharan @Falcon_1e
Still only one left to go, and that will be de-orbited by year end.
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Matt Desch 10h
Replying to @Falcon_1e
Been a little quiet lately - thanks for asking. All NEXT satellites are operational. No major issues, but with such a complex system (and space), there are some various minor issues with a handful, but nothing that affects customer service or life of the satellite.
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Walt Mossberg Jul 12
As this story notes, we shouldn’t be fooled by the size of this fine. It may be a record for the timid FTC, but $5 billion is chump change for Facebook, which had $15 billion in revenue last *quarter*. Only a breakup, or new governance, or strong regulation, will matter.
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Matt Desch Jul 3
Replying to @yyyyy_johhny
I don't think we had any reentries planned. Which direction was the streaking going?
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Matt Desch Jun 27
Replying to @Adrian52758839
It will probably take less than a month to de-orbit once we start the process, so likely still before year end.
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Matt Desch Jun 26
Not good enough data. Error bars were so large, data wasn’t actionable. After the collision, we started receiving (along with rest of industry) the “good stuff”...
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Matt Desch Jun 26
Not subsidies. If o/o were required to report satellite failures/reasons and demonstrate they couldn't reoccur in new sats before launching new satellites, the incentive to deorbit marginal satellites, or design better reliability into vehicles, would be much higher.
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Matt Desch Jun 21
Replying to @dennis11
We’ve deorbited almost all our first generation satellites that we were able to, but a number of them failed unexpectedly and prematurely in orbit over the years, and will have to decay and deorbit on their own.
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Matt Desch Jun 19
Thought I was more coherent than usual in this interview: . I think I’m the first space executive to ever compare themselves to Annie Glenn...
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Patrick Attwell Jun 12
I took one of your phones with me to Kenya and Tanzania 2 weeks ago. Thanks for the peace of mind that no matter where I was, I could reach someone.
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Matt Desch Jun 12
I have some news for my friends: we experienced a comms issue with one of our last two Block 1 spares, SV61, and are moving up its deorbit schedule to next week (from Nov) in an abundance of caution. Will only leave one Block 1 satellite left when complete.
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Matt Desch May 23
Moved around most? Three SVs drifted across two planes: SV124, SV090, and SV098. SV051 wins the prize as best utility player - it was moved around and filled in three different slots across two planes to fill holes as constellation aged. That's why LEOs can be so resilient.
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Matt Desch May 23
Some debate in Ops team, but fun exercise. Winner of "laziest": SV090, which spent a whopping 0 days in Mission. 17 years in storage, drifted two planes, but had a feeder link issue before use. SV073 came in 2nd - 2 months after 1998 launch it deboosted itself - hardware issue.
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Matt Desch May 21
While only 2 of our original Iridium satellites are still in orbit, they set amazing longevity records. Only built to last about 7 years - oldest (so far) vehicle was SV032, which was 7823 days (21.42 yrs) old when decommissioned! Launched with 2nd (Proton) launch in 1997.
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Jim Cramer May 21
you have done well for Iridium shareholders! Congratz!!!
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Matt Desch May 20
Thanks for the callout on the lightning round tonight, 's ! . We ARE a winner!
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Matt Desch May 20
Very pleased overall with how our new satellite constellation is working. Passed a (small) milestone this past weekend - our Iridium NEXT satellites achieved a COMBINED 100 YEARS ON ORBIT since their launches! They will pass many, many more milestones over their combined lives...
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Matt Desch May 15
Replying to @lilyride2000
About another 6 months. Get them while they last!
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Matt Desch May 11
Replying to @HitamThanki
63 have been deboosted, and 58 have now reentered - so five more to reenter. Some will take awhile. Two final Block 1 satellites to deboost and reenter later this fall when an Iridium NEXT drifter arrives in their plane to be that plane's spare satellite.
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