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DubaiSat-1 starts to transmit images of the UAE from space

The UAE's first Earth Observation Satellite, DubaiSat-1, has transmitted its first series of UAE images from orbit, including a snapshot of the Palm Jebel Ali.

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 18:26 August 6, 2009
  • Gulf News

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  • DubaiSat-1 has transmitted its first series of UAE images from orbit, including a snapshot of the Palm Jebel Ali.

Dubai: The UAE's first Earth Observation Satellite, DubaiSat-1, has transmitted its first series of UAE images from orbit, including a snapshot of the Palm Jebel Ali.

DubaiSat-1 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan recently. The satellite, which achieved optimal orbit earlier this week, orbits the earth four times a day, sending images of the UAE as often as possible.

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) received the images on Thursday.

Ahmad Al Mansouri, Director General of EIAST, said the successful images are an indication of diverse capabilities.

The delivery of the images from the orbiting satellite confirms the safety and efficiency of DubaiSat-1's operational processes, Al Mansouri said.

"DubaiSat-1 is operating ahead of schedule, and will continue to capture and deliver images for use in all UAE civilian and environmental programmes," he said.

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