Earth Observation Mission News
Arianespace Vega launches second Moroccan Earth-observation satellite
20 November 2018
An Arianespace Vega rocket launched the Mohammed 6-B satellite for Morocco the evening of 20 Nov., placing the satellite in the same orbit as its twin satellite Mohammed 6-A that launched a year ago, also on a Vega rocket.
Liftoff occurred at 8:42 p.m. Eastern from the European spaceport in French Guiana on the northern coast of South America. The 1,100-kilogram satellite separated from the rocket in low Earth orbit about 55 minutes later.
Image credit: Arianespace webcast. - A Vega rocket lifts off with Morocco's Mohammed 6-B satellite on 20 Nov.