Paris, 11 May 2021. – The Lithuanian smallsat bus manufacturer and mission integrator NanoAvionics partners with the IoT startup OQ Technology to build, integrate and operate a nanosatellite for the 5G IoT mission named Tiger-2.
The nanosatellite is NanoAvionics’ second mission for OQ Technology and the latest addition to its growing low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation of nanosatellites which intends to provide “basic” commercial IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (machine-to-machine) services, using 5G connectivity, to customers with a focus on Africa, Middle East, Asia and Latin America, the companies said.
The satellite is scheduled to be launched this year, they said. Following that launch, OQ Technology aims to “quickly” add another two missions to its constellation, followed by a batch of six satellites. Through the Tiger-2 mission the company also intends to secure strategic frequency licenses and partnerships in key countries, the Luxembourg-based startup said.
With Tiger-2, the two companies continue a collaboration that started with MACSAT, “the world’s first agile nanosatellite mission dedicated to 5G IoT in LEO”, led by OQ Technology and supplied by NanoAvionics.