Stunning Images of UAE by DubaiSat-1

Stunning Images of UAE by DubaiSat-1

A 2.5-m resolution pan sharped image of the Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeira, by DubaiSat-1.

A 2.5-m resolution pan sharped image of the Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeira, by DubaiSat-1.

According to recent news, DubaiSat-1 (Launched in 2009) has captured all pictures of the Emirates Atlas and still operating efficiently and has now been in space service for five years.

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) said:

“Launched into the orbit on board a Dnepr rocket through the Baikonur base in Kazakhstan, the satellite still operates with high precision, its systems and devices still work accurately, efficiently and regularly.”

Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of EIAST, expressed “his pride at the launch of DubaiSat-1 five years ago and its accurate and regular operation since then, which is a true testament to the success of the institution strategy built upon the transfer of modern knowledge and advanced technology to empower human resources to manufacture and operate satellites”.

According to Al Shaibani, the DubaiSat-1 project was a challenge for the institution as it was its first. However, the UAE has proven its progress and advancement in the field of space science to strengthen its position as a global leader in the field.

“Our aim is to achieve goals that promote the UAE social and economic development through the exploitation of space science technologies and the development of our human capital, in line with UAE Vision 2021 and the knowledge-based economy”, he said.

“We truly appreciate the efforts and the continuous support of our leaders who have played a major role in the achievement of advanced successes and in taking the UAE to a new level of leadership and excellence in the space industry”, he added.

A 2.5-m resolution pan sharped image of Burj Khalifa- Dubai, by DubaiSat-1.

A 2.5-m resolution pan sharped image of Burj Khalifa- Dubai, by DubaiSat-1.

Since its launch in 2009, DubaiSat-1 made a number of significant achievements. The greatest one was the capture of pictures for the Emirates Atlas which includes satellite pictures of different areas and emirates in the country. The atlas is available on the website of EIAST and can benefit school and university students alike, free of charge.

Source: Emirates 24|7

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