Reinvented Iridium Poised To Reap Its Rewards

Credit: SpaceX
Iridium CEO Matt Desch is not quite ready to celebrate, but the mood is decidedly upbeat. From the pit of bankruptcy 18 years ago, the McLean, Virginia-based company is on the verge of completing a $3 billion upgrade of its 66-member satellite constellation, with a final launch by SpaceX expected on...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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