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Mohammed VI-B

NSSDCA ID: 2018-095A


The Mohammed VI – B satellite is the 155th satellite built by Thales Alenia Space to be launched by Arianespace, which has 11 more satellites from this manufacturer in its order book.

It was also the 123rd Airbus satellite to be orbited by Arianespace, which currently has 20 additional Airbus satellites in its backlog.

Produced by Thales Alenia Space as system prime contractor and Airbus as co-prime, the Mohammed VI - B satellite had an estimated liftoff mass of 1,108 kg. and deployed it into a Sun-synchronous orbit.

Once in orbit, it will be used primarily for mapping and land surveying activities, regional development, agricultural monitoring, the prevention and management of natural disasters, monitoring changes in the environment and desertification, as well as border and coastal surveillance.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-11-21
    Launch Vehicle: Vega
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
    Mass: 1110 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Morocco)


    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

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

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