Examines the history of Iridium Communications, a leading provider of mobile satellite services. Explains the genesis of Iridium’s technical design, followed by the venture through the various stages of development. Iridium describes attempts to build a customer base after the launch of commercial service ended with the company filing for Chapter 11 in 1999.

Examines the history of Iridium Communications, a leading provider of mobile satellite services. Explains the genesis of Iridium’s technical design, followed by the venture through the various stages of development. Iridium describes attempts to build a customer base after the launch of commercial service ended with the company filing for Chapter 11 in 1999.
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Alan MacCormack,
Kerry Herman
Source: Harvard Business School
22 pages.
Release Date: 6 December 2000. Prod #: 601040-PDF-ENG
Rise and Fall of Iridium HBR case solution