OQ Technology Announces Upcoming MACSAT Launch Aboard Arianespace’s Vega Rocket

OQ Technology Announces Upcoming MACSAT Launch Aboard Arianespace’s Vega Rocket

Fresh from a successful €13 million Series A funding round, OQ Technology, one of the leading 5G IoT satellite operators, has announced the forthcoming MACSAT launch with Arianespace’s Vega on 4th October 2023 (mission VV23). This pivotal step will further fortify its space and ground infrastructure, as well as expand its satellite coverage.

OQ Technology's trailblazing 5G IoT payload equips MACSAT to deliver universal communication services, setting a foundation for a seamlessly connected world. Managed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and funded by the Luxembourg Government, the MACSAT mission is set to augment their 5G IoT capabilities. These advancements cater to pressing needs like greenhouse gas monitoring, supply chain sustainability, and earth observation. They serve pivotal government mandates and numerous sectors, including transportation, agritech, utilities, smart cities, mining, maritime, and energy/O&G. 

Omar Qaise, Founder and CEO, of OQ Technology reflected, "2023 has been monumental for us, marking numerous achievements like the Tiger-4 launch, our alliance with Saudi Aramco, and now the MACSAT venture with the Luxembourg Government and ESA. These endeavors don't just highlight the mutual trust we've nurtured but also the blossoming trajectory of an industry on the brink of massive growth. We're passionately poised at the heart of this evolution, and our accomplishments this year only amplify our zeal for the future."

This Arianespace-coordinated launch will soar aboard a Vega rocket, taking off from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana. The mission will examine advanced 5G IoT algorithms, endorse commercial LEO 5G NB-IoT chips, and further augment OQ Technology’s commercial connectivity services. The payload and user terminals are OQ Technology's design including the 5G software stack, and they're in charge of the mission's comprehensive management and operations.

Amid the surging demand for cellular Direct-to-Device (D2D) services, OQ Technology has emerged as a frontrunner. Since their groundbreaking Narrowband IoT Waveform mission in 2019, they've successfully connected cellular IoT devices to LEO satellites. With keen interest from sectors such as energy, logistics, agriculture, maritime, and major telecommunication players eyeing satellite cellular IoT, OQ Technology is perfectly positioned to cater to a broad spectrum of clients in the upcoming year.

Click here to learn about OQ Technology's Satellite 5G IoT Solutions.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013