updated 12/2/2010 9:15:28 PM ET 2010-12-03T02:15:28

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) ("Iridium") today announced that it will host an Analyst Day on Thursday, December 16, 2010. The event will take place at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. Management presentations are scheduled to begin at 8:45 am ET and conclude at approximately 12:00 pm ET. The presentation will be simultaneously webcast with related presentation materials at http://www.iridium.com

About Iridium Communications Inc.

Iridium Communications Inc. ( www.iridium.com ) is the only mobile satellite service (MSS) company offering coverage over the entire globe. The Iridium constellation of low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites provides critical voice and data services for areas not served by terrestrial communication networks. Iridium serves commercial markets through a worldwide network of distributors, and provides services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other U.S. and international government agencies. The Company's customers represent a broad spectrum of industry, including maritime, aeronautical, government/defense, public safety, utilities, oil/gas, mining, forestry, heavy equipment and transportation. Iridium has launched a major development program for its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. The Company is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A. and trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbols IRDM (common stock), IRDMW ($7.00 warrants), IRDMZ ($11.50 warrants) and IRDMU (units).

CONTACT:  Iridium Communications Inc.
          Investor Contact:
          Steve Kunszabo
            +1 (703) 287-7570
            steve.kunszabo@iridium.com 
          Press Contact:
          Liz DeCastro
            +1 (703) 287-7421
            liz.decastro@iridium.com

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