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Case Code : BSTR031 Electronic Format: Rs. 300;
Courier (within India):Rs. 25 Extra
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Turnaround Strategy
Case Length : 11 Pages
Period : 1999 - 2001
Pub. Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Iridium LLC
Industry : Telecommunication
Countries : USA


The case discusses the problems faced by Iridium after the launch of its mobile satellite services.

These problems landed the company in deep financial trouble, which led Iridium to file for Chapter 11-bankruptcy protection in the US Bankruptcy Court.

The case also talks about Dan Colussy's turnaround strategies that resurrected the company and made it a success.


Examine the consequences and implications of assumptions associated with launching a new product, service and its impact on the survival and success of such ventures


  Page No.
Iridium's Failure 1
Background Note 2
About Satellite Telephones 3
The Iridium Venture 5
Resurrecting Iridium 7
Exhibits 9


Problems, Iridium, mobile satellite services, financial trouble, Chapter 11,bankruptcy,protection, US Bankruptcy Court, Colussy's, turnaround strategies

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