updated 2/7/2011 7:45:54 AM ET 2011-02-07T12:45:54

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) ("Iridium") today announced that chief executive officer Matthew J. Desch is scheduled to speak at the 2011 Stifel Nicolaus Technology, Communications & Internet Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:20 am PT. The presentation will be simultaneously audio webcast at http://investor.iridium.com/events.cfm . The webcast is audio-only and will be archived for 30 days following the conference.

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

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