SGAC Morocco

National Points of Contact Morocco

Welcome to the SGAC Moroccan page. The place to inform yourself about the activities in Morocco.

Morocco is a kingdom in the northwest of Africa. Throughout history, it was a melting pot for different cultures due to its central crossroad for international trading. The country is an emerging country in the aerospace industry. Many big actors are investing in the kingdom making it one of the main industries of the moroccan economy.

The Royal Centre for Remote Sensing is the main space agency in Morocco, it was created in 1989 and since, it is the main coordinator and maker of the national remote sensing activities in collaboration with the ministries and Moroccan universities. The first Moroccan remote sensing satellite was “Maroc-TUBSAT” which was made in collaboration with the Technical University of Berlin and was launched in 2001. The two other satellites Mohammed IV-A & Mohammed VI-B were launched in 2017 and 2018 which are remote sensing satellites as well.

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Young Space Activities Overview in the Morocco

  • Moonshot Morocco, a festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, 2019
  • Seminar on the Next Generation’s View on Space for Emerging countries in the Global Conference for space in emerging countries 2019, Marrakech, Morocco
  • ActinSpace Maroc 2016, ESA Hackathon organized in the International University of Rabat (UIR) by The Aeroclub-UIR, making Morocco the first non-european country to host the Hackathon.
  • ActinSpace Maroc 2018, ESA hackathon organized in The International University of Rabat (UIR) by the Aeroclub UIR.
  • NASA SpaceApp Challenge
  • Conferences organized by the Rabat Astronomical Association
  • Festival d’Astronomie d’Ifrane

Upcoming Events

Events Name Event Host City Event Date  SGAC Link
1) Webinars series Online TBD TBD

Industry Events

Events Name Event Host City Event Date  SGAC Link
NASA Space Apps Challenge Morocco Online 2-4 October 2020 https://www.spaceappsmorocco.org/

Visuals

Maroc-TUBSAT the first moroccan satellite (credits TUB) The Launch of the VV13 Vega Flight, carrying the Satellite Mohammed VI-B, from Kourou, French Guiana (Credits to Arianespace) ESA self-driving rovers SherpaTT rover tested in the PERASPERA Morocco field trials by a team from Germany’s DFKI Robotics Innovation Centre in the Moroccan Sahara (Credits to DFKI GmbH, Florian Cordes)
 
The organizing team of the SGAC-IAF next generation views on space for emerging countries, GLEC 2019, Marrakech, Morocco Temidayo Isaiah (Former RC Africa) and Imane El Khantouti (NPoC Morocco) Panel from the SGAC-IAF seminar, GLEC 2019, Marrakech, Morocco. (credits IAF)