The new satellite will strengthen OQ's space and ground infrastructures while broadening its satellite coverage.
OQ Technology announced the successful launch of its new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, MACSAT, aboard Arianespaces Vega (mission VV23). The satellite was launched from French Guiana at 10:37 p.m. local time on Sunday, October 8, 2023 (3:37 AM on Monday, October 9, 2023 Luxembourg time) and a ground station in Lithuania acquired signal on Sunday 07:24 PM UTC) .
The deployment of the MACSAT satellite augments OQ’s existing constellation of five satellites in orbit. The company plans to launch four more satellites within this year.
Omar Qaise, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OQ Technology, remarked: “We are immensely proud to unveil the successful launch of the MACSAT satellite. I seize this moment to extend gratitude to the Luxembourg Government and the European Space Agency (ESA) for their unwavering trust and support for this mission. This significant stride will bolster both our space and terrestrial infrastructures, and further our commercial triumphs in the future”.