Morocco to launch Mohammed VI-B satellite in November

The second high-resolution Earth observation satellite will be launched on an arianespace launch vehicle from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 21 Nov 2018 4:52 AM GMT

Morocco to launch Mohammed VI-B satellite in November
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Rabat: Morocco is all set to launch its Mohammed VI-B satellite in November.

The second high-resolution Earth observation satellite will be launched on an arianespace launch vehicle from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana.

The satellite has a panchromatic resolution of 50 cm, and is capable of taking more than 500 images a day and updating its data every six hours.

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The satellite is also useful for urban planning, agricultural monitoring, preventing and managing natural disasters, as well as monitoring changes in the environment and desertification.

It is to be mentioned that the first Moroccan Earth observation satellite, the Mohammed VI-A, was successfully launched in late 2017.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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