Monday, August 10, 2009

DubaiSat-1 satellite sends images

The UAE's first satellite has transmitted its first series of UAE images from orbit, including a snapshot of the Palm Jebel Ali, according to a report.

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST) received the images from DubaiSat-1 yesterday.

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.

His Excellency Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General of EIAST, said: "These quality images of relevant phenomena such as the Palm Jebel Ali are the first fruits of DubaiSat-1. After processing and analysis, the satellite's images will provide information and data that serve the UAE's development and assist in decision-making. EIAST will work with various government authorities and establishments to deliver the needed imaging."

Images from DubaiSat-1 can be used for a variety of applications from urban development, scientific research, telecommunications, transportation to civil engineering and constructions, mapping and GIS.


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