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Iridium Announces Updated Dates for Iridium-7 Launch and Second-Quarter 2018 Earnings Call

MCLEAN, Va. – July 10, 2018 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today an updated launch date for the seventh Iridium® NEXT launch and as a result, a revised date for its second-quarter 2018 earnings call. The Iridium-7 mission is now targeting July 25, 2018 from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California with an instantaneous launch window of 4:39:26 am PDT (11:39:26 UTC).

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10 Best Tech Startups in Virginia

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Virginia. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify. Read Full Article 

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ALTA welcomes Aireon LLC as an Affiliate Member

Panama – June 7, 2018 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) continues to strengthen the group of industry suppliers that collaboratively work on initiatives for the development of aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and today welcomes Aireon LLC: the first ever provider of global space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

Unlike traditional air traffic surveillance systems, which are costly to deploy in challenging terrain, Aireon’s system will extend real-time coverage with minimal ground equipment and will be fully available as early as 2018 for both Air Navigation Service Providers as well as airlines to optimize infrastructure, provide enhanced situational awareness and improve operational efficiency. Aireon will enable ATS surveillance through ADS-B reports in every airspace around the world, including the vast remote and oceanic parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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How airliners are guided across a vast area of the Atlantic that’s out of radar range

Nats said: ‘In radar airspace there is either a five nautical mile or three nautical mile minimum separation laterally between aircraft, however, over the North Atlantic it is 60nm laterally and for aircraft following on the same route it is based on time – essentially 10 minutes apart. For aircraft crossing another aircraft at the same level it is increased further to 15 minutes.’ And aircraft are given fixed speeds to make sure they don’t catch up with the plane in front. The tracks are set up after requests for…

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