OQ was founded in Wasserbillig in 2016 and in July 2018 it moved to Vodafone Procurement’s Innovation Centre, Tomorrow Street
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Three companies active in Luxembourg’s space sector are collaborating to deploy an in-orbit demonstration of satellite-based experiments using new technology in space.
The three are working on the €6m project, led by OQ Technology, to build a global satellite constellation using innovative wireless technology and low-cost connectivity solutions to monitor the oil and gas, maritime, industry 4.0 and transport sectors.
The firm uses low-cost satellite infrastructure to connect sensors, devices and measurement units in remote and sparsely connected areas. OQ was founded in Wasserbillig in 2016 and in July 2018 it moved to Vodafone Procurement’s Innovation Centre, Tomorrow Street.
The consortium also includes electronics specialist EmTroniX and nano-satellite designer and manufacturer GomSpace. EmTroniX will develop the payload and user terminals hardware, while GomSpace will design and build the satellite platform. OQ, meanwhile, will develop and design the full system, developing the software for the payload and user terminals and finally demonstrating the satellite and the data analytics platform.
Its announcement comes just days after the economy ministry inaugurated the Luxembourg Space Agency, a body focused on generating and growing a space sector in the grand duchy.