WASHINGTON—Iridium Communications declared its new Iridium Next satellite constellation operational following more than a decade of planning and a two-year launch program. “We’re announcing that history has been made in this industry,” Iridium CEO Matthew Desch told an audience Feb. 6 at the National Press Club in Washington. “We are officially today declaring victory. Our $3 billion Iridium Next campaign is complete.” Iridium achieved the milestone Feb. ...

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