BackForward Satellite Programme: Mohammed VI 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of 2 satellites for high-resolution land observation.
  • Morocco programme: responsible agency; Centre Royal de Télédétection Spatiale (CRTS).  Developed by Astrium Satellites and Thales Alenia Space of France for the Government of Morocco.  Operated by CRTS.
  • 3-axes stabilised platform.
  • Design lifetime: 5 years.
  • Replacement policy: 2nd flight model launched at short interval.
  • Sunsynchronous orbit around 10:30 ECT.
Data circulation
  • TBD.
Agencies CRTS
Programme lifetime 2017 - 2024
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned