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Mohammed VI-A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2017-070A

Description

The Mohammed VI–A spacecraft is Morocco’s second satellite and the country’s first dedicated to high-resolution imaging. Named after Morocco’s reigning monarch, King Mohammed VI, the satellite is the first of two Moroccan imaging spacecraft that are expected to launch over the next two years.

Mohammed VI–A is a 1,100-kilogram (2,400 lb) Earth imaging satellite which is expected to operate for at least five years. The second satellite, Mohammed VI-B, is scheduled for launch next year aboard another Vega – although Morocco has an option for a Soyuz launch should Vega be unavailable.

Alternate Names

  • 43005
  • MohammedVIA

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-11-08
Launch Vehicle: Vega
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1110 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Morocco)

Discipline

  • Other

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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