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The Mohammed VI-B satellite was successfully launched on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from the Kourou space base in French Guiana, according to the television footage broadcast live from the Moroccan capital Rabat

PERSISMA, RABAT – This spacecraft, Mohammed VI B Satellite, which falls within the framework of the space program decided by King Mohammed VI, is a civilian satellite piloted from Morocco and endowed with a very high technological definition and capable of taking snapshots of a resolution up to 70 cm.

Mohammed VI B Satellite, whose main contractor is Thales Alenia Space, and Airbus as co-lead, will complete the first, Mohammed VI-A, in that they will enable faster coverage of areas of interest.

This project is the result of the enlightened vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, and the “exemplary” cooperation between Morocco and France.

This new monitoring tool will be placed in the same orbit as the first device, nearly 700 kilometers from Earth.

Mohammed VI – A and B satellites, will complement each other and provide faster coverage of areas of common interest.

Once in orbit, for civil use, the Mohammed VI B Satellite, will notably be used for cartographic and cadastral activities, regional development, agricultural monitoring, natural disaster prevention and management, environmental monitoring, and environmental monitoring the desertification.

The launch of the Mohammed VI B Satellite, has given Morocco leadership in this area at the level of Africa and in the ranks of developed countries that possess this technology.