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MBRSC and OQ Technology Partner on PHI-Demo Satellite

MBRSC and OQ Technology Team. Credit: OQ Technology

Ibadan, 26 June 2023. – OQ Technology and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have announced their partnership for the launch of the PHI-Demo satellite, part of the Payload Hosting Initiative (PHI). The satellite will carry technologies into space to undergo testing for the first time, marking a milestone achievement for both organizations.

The PHI-Demo satellite will use OQ Tech’s state-of-the-art IoT communication payload, highlighting the company’s leading role in IoT and 5G technology development. As a result, this payload aims to revolutionize the industry by providing enhanced communication capabilities to support the rapidly growing IoT market. Simultaneously, it will expedite innovation and broaden access to space technology for numerous industries worldwide.

In addition, the satellite will host a propulsion subsystem by SteamJet, an innovative solution that aims at further advancing space travel technology. By carrying these two technologies on the PHI-Demo satellite, MBRSC and OQ Techn are significantly contributing to advancing the global satellite and space technology sectors.

Reflecting on this new milestone, Omar Qaise, founder and CEO of OQ Technology, said: “This collaboration demonstrates an unwavering commitment to drive innovation and develop pioneering solutions in space technology. OQ Technology’s strength and leadership in IoT and 5G technology, combined with MBRSC’s expertise in satellite development and long-standing track record, make this partnership a powerful force in shaping the future of space technology.”

OQ Technology started collaborating with MBRSC in 2020 to enhance space exploration and satellite technology. Through the current and upcoming PHI missions, OQ Technology aims to test its systems under authentic space conditions. This hands-on approach enables our partners to realize their space aspirations while driving technological advancements for a better tomorrow.

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