Dubai/Luxembourg-based satellite company OQ Technology has contracted Leaf Space to procure a satellite ground station to be installed in Luxembourg and connect to its newly established satellite control centre in Leudelange.
As part of the MACSAT programme, OQ Technology has moved to a new location in Leudelange and started equipping its offices with the essential equipment needed for satellite operations. The company aims to launch an advanced satellite mission (MACSAT) dedicated to 5G Internet-of-Things and massive machine communication. The control centre will monitor and control the satellite and will be a cornerstone towards operating a fleet of satellites in the future.
The ground station (from Leaf Space) is planned to be installed in Bascharage (a few km away from the OQ control centre). OQ Technology is also anticipating to use the ground station and its operations capabilities to support third party missions.
The in-orbit pathfinder mission (MACSAT) aims to foster Luxembourg and European space industry partnerships.