Commercial Satellite Innovator Iridium and Partners to Announce New Business Initiative at World Satellite Business Week

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MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, September 9, Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM), along with executives from Thales Alenia Space and Harris Corporation, will announce a groundbreaking new hosted payload business initiative at the World Satellite Business Week (WSBW), a unique executive summit for the leaders of the global satellite communications and information business.


The event will be led by Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium, who will be joined by Jean-Loïc Galle, CEO of Thales Alenia Space; and Bill Gattle, vice president and general manager of National Systems, Harris Government Communications Systems.
What: Announcement of a new hosted payload business initiative and cocktail reception
Where: The Westin Paris
529 14th Street Northwest
Paris, France
Salon Aiglon
For teleconference dial-in information, please contact either of the following:
Diane Hockenberry, Iridium Communications
Pamela Preston, Breakaway Communications
+1 212.616.6001
Who Should Attend: Organizations and individuals in the satellite and communications industry; financial and industry analysts and members of the international media who are interested in the satellite industry, innovation, space technology and communications.
When: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CET, September 9, 2013

For journalists planning to attend this press conference or join the teleconference, please RSVP to or Advance registration is necessary to receive required press credentials. For the latest company updates, follow Iridium on Twitter at @IridiumComm.

About Iridium Communications Inc.

Iridium® is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network – Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit

CONTACT: Press Contact: Diane Hockenberry Iridium Communications Inc. +1.703.287.7421

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