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"Moroccan EO Sat 1, 2"

Pléiades-HR [Astrium]
"Moroccan EO Sat 1" similar

Morocco contracted with Astrium Satellites and Thales Alenia Space of France to provide a high-resolution optical reconnaissance system. A name has not yet been published, but the mission is referred by the internal designation "MN35-13".

The satellites are likely based on the upgraded versions of the French Pléiades-HR earth observation satellites, similar to the UAE's Falcon Eye satellites.

Nation: Morocco
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, optical
Operator:
Contractors: EADS Astrium → Airbus Defence and Space (prime), Thales Alenia (payload)
Equipment:
Configuration: AstroSat-1000
Propulsion: 4 × 15 Nms hydrazine thrusters
Power: 3 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: < 1500 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
"Moroccan EO Sat 1" - 2017 Ko ELV Vega
"Moroccan EO Sat 2" - 2018 Ko ELV Vega