Arianespace's Vega rocket failure after lift-off caused by faulty wiring that changed its trajectory
It broke up in the atmosphere before falling into the Atlantic Ocean, destroying the two satellites it was carrying.
The Vega rocket's last mission in July 2019 failed around two minutes after take-off because of an apparent structural failure that caused the launcher to split in two.
A statement said that an anomaly occurred shortly after ignition of the second stage in the rocket.
The satellite was launched by Arianespace's Vega rocket from French Guyana Space Centre on 7 November at 10.42 p.m. local time in Kourou.
Mohammed VI-A satellite is an earth observation satellite built for the Kingdom of Morocco by Thales Alenia Space as system prime contractor.