Nov 14, 2023
OQ Technology Successfully Launches Two 5G IoT Satellites on Transporter-9
California – Vandenberg Space Force Base - November 11, 2023, OQ Technology is thrilled to announce the successful launch of its two new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites: TIGER-5 and TIGER-6, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket (rideshare mission Transporter-9). This comes after a month from the successful launch of MACSAT satellite on Vega rocket from Kourou. The two satellites separated successfully from the upper stage of the rocket and were deployed into orbit 1 hour and 15 minutes post launch. Both satellites are 6U sized nanosatellites carrying "cell tower" NB-IoT payloads. Contact with both satellites has been established same day of launch.
The two satellites join OQ 5G NTN IoT satellite constellation which has a total now of 8 satellites. The company has been on a fast track to launch many satellites this year to complete its batch 1 that can provide global narrowband IoT coverage to many clients and applications.
The 5G satellite market has been growing rapidly with many users shifting from proprietary solutions to standard 3GPP protocols. OQ is a front runner globally in offering Low Earth Orbit satellite narrowband communication for machines and the internet of things. The company has already provided Satellite NTN connectivity to oil and gas customers and is expanding into other verticals such as agriculture and maritime.
Omar Qaise, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OQ Technology, remarked, *"As promised we are on track in completing our batch 1 of 10 satellites to serve our critical clients globally and expand our commercial reach. We are very proud of the results we have achieved thanks to our brilliant team that makes sure everything runs smoothly and on schedule. Many thanks also to our partners for trusting and supporting us" *
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