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Maroc-Tubsat (Zarkae Al Yamama)

Maroc-Tubsat (Zarkae Al Yamama) [TUB]

The MAROC-TUBSAT or Zarkae Al Yamama project is a cooperation between CRTS Morocco and the Institut für Luft-und Raumfahrttechnik in Berlin, where the Moroccan side is responsible for payload and launch and the German side for the satellite bus.

The camera has a focal length of 72 mm and a field of view of about 8°.

The main tasks of the satellite are Earth remote sensing and vegetation detection with a medium resolution of about 300 m, store and forward communications for mobile localization and developing attitude control strategies for high resolution earth observation.

Nation: Morocco, Germany
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: CRTS, TU-Berlin
Contractors: CRTS (payload), TU-Berlin (bus)
Equipment: TV camera, store and forward communication payload
Configuration: Tubsat-C Bus
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 47 kg
Orbit: 985 km × 1014 km, 99.2°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Maroc-Tubsat (Zarkae Al Yamama, Tubsat 6) 2001-056D 10.12.2001 Ba LC-45/1 Zenit-2 with Meteor-3M 1, Kompass, Badr B, Reflector


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