(MENAFN - Online PR News) Morocco's second high-resolution Earth observation satellite, the Mohammed VI-B, is due to be launched on an Arianespace launch vehicle on November 21st 2018.
Online PR News 22-November-2018 Berlin Berlin, Germany - November 21, 2018 -- Morocco successfully launched a new satellite baptized Mohammed VI-B today November 21.
The launch of the Mohammed VI-B has taken place exactly a year after the first Moroccan Earth observation satellite, Mohammed VI-A, was successfully launched also by Arianespace on November 8, 2017.
Produced by Thales Alenia Space as system prime contractor and Airbus as co-prime, the MOHAMMED VI â€ B satellite had an estimated liftoff mass of 1,108 kg. and deployed it into a Sun-synchronous orbit. Just like the Mohammed VI-A, the Mohammed VI-B satellite, is based on the PlÃ©iades-HR high-resolution Earth observation satellite that is jointly built by French satellite manufacturers Airbus Defence and Space.