The first customer order using the InnoSat platform is the MATS scientific mission, created by the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University. MATS, an acronym that stands for “Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy”, will use optical measurements techniques to study the mesosphere. By collecting data from the mesosphere over two years’ time, MATS will thus allow us to address a wide range of scientific questions about this remote part of the atmosphere.


OHB Sweden is the prime contractor for the design, development, integration and test of the platform, based on InnoSat, as well as full system level responsible for the spacecraft integration and testing activities. The operations of the satellite will also be done by OHB Sweden.


The Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA) is financing the development of the InnoSat platform and the first flight model aimed for the MATS mission.

SNSA is also financing the development of the MATS scientific instrument which is carried out by Omnisys Instruments and KTH in Sweden under the leadership of MISU.


MATS was successfully launched on November 5 (local time), 2022, from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 (Māhia Peninsula) in New Zealand on an Electron launch vehicle.