Morocco’s Observation Satellite is Making its Neighbors Nervous

The light-lift Vega ascends from the Spaceport's SLV launch complex with the Mohammed 6-A satellite. Photo: Arianespace

The light-lift Vega ascends from the Spaceport’s SLV launch complex with the Mohammed 6-A satellite. Photo: Arianespace

Arianespace successfully launched the Mohammed 6-A Earth observation satellite for Morocco on November 7 aboard a Vega rocket. The satellite has a 70cm resolution, according to France24, which makes Morocco the first African nation with such a powerful observation satellite. This is making some of its neighboring countries’ a bit nervous, Spain included.

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