Morocco : first African country to possess a constellation of earth surveillance satellites

Morocco to launch Mohammed VI-B Satellite. Photo : RR

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – The new Mohammed VI-B satellite will orbit the earth on November 20.

Weighing about 1,110 kilograms, the new Mohammed Vl-B satellite will be launched a year after the successful launch of the Mohammed VI-A satellite on November 8, 2017.

Morocco’s two earth observation satellites, Mohammed VI-A and Mohammed VI-B, were named after after King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

Morocco is the third Afrifan country to have a reconnaissance satellite after Egypt and South Africa. However, Morocco will be the first African country to possess a constellation of earth surveillance satellites equipped with a very high resolution.

The Mohammed VI-B satellite is capable of taking up to 1,000 images per day with a resolution of up to 70 centimeters.

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