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 Dec. 30.  “A lot of people have been coming up to me, wanting to do high-fives about the success of the company and the new products, but I’m paranoid. I don’t think ...

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