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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - DUBAISAT - 2

DubaiSat-2 captures first space image of Dubai Water Canal full of water

Posted on 08/11/2016

DubaiSat-2, owned and operated by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), has captured a high definition photos of the Dubai Water Canal full of water. The image also show the various facilities built to run along both banks of the canal and the areas surrounding it, which consist of residences, hotels and recreational centres. DubaiSat-2 provides high quality satellite images to several institutions within the UAE and internationally, for urban planning and mapping, monitoring ...  >>MORE

Dubai satellite captures Yas Island image 600km above Earth

Posted on 25/08/2016

Mangrove forests, waterway arteries and development on Yas Island have been captured in a satellite image from space. The red roof of Ferrari World and the green course of Yas Links Golf Club can clearly be made out in the one-metre resolution image taken by one of Dubai's satellites 600 kilometres above the man-made island. The final true-colour photograph is a combination four separate images taken in red, green, blue and black-and-white bands, said Salem Al Marri, assistant director ...  >>MORE

Dubai gets higher resolution update on Google Earth

Posted on 02/07/2016

Aerial views of the famous Palm and World islands, as well as the rest of Dubai, are now sharper than ever, thanks to the latest satellite imagery released recently by Google. Google has updated its Google Earth app with fresh cloud-free and seamless imagery from NASA's Landsat 8 satellite, allowing users to view the planet's landscape in "greater detail, truer colour". In the new view of the emirate, details like the fronds of The Palm Jumeirah or the shape of The World islands are much ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-2's anniversary gift: Hi-res pic of Dubai

Posted on 07/12/2015

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has celebrated the second anniversary of the launch of DubaiSat-2, the second earth observation satellite owned and operated by the centre. To mark the anniversary, the satellite took several high resolution images of the area around the Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers in Dubai, which were then put together for one high quality mosaic image. DubaiSat-2 was launched into space from Yasny Launch Base in Russia, using the Russian Dnepr rocket ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid visits space exhibition

Posted on 27/11/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stressed that space science and technology are part of the culture and ambitions of the UAE and that new generations should be raised on this passion. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed was speaking during a visit to an exhibition of satellites, including DubaiSat-1 and DubaiSat-2, and space technology and rockets. The show is being held by the Dubai Executive Council and the Mohammed bin Rashid ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-2 successfully captures HD image of full moon

Posted on 23/07/2015

DubaiSat-2, owned and operated by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has captured a clear, high definition photo of the full moon proving the versatility of the satellite design. The full moon image was taken with the roll tilt angle of 0 degree and roll pitch angle of 79.63 degree. "It is a measure of our achievement at MBRSC that the DubaiSat-2, which was essentially designed to take photographs of the earth from space, captured an image of the full moon. We are increasingly proud ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat 2 to monitor vegetation, water resources

Posted on 10/07/2015

Data received from UAE's DubaiSat-2 earth imagery satellite along with Deimos-2 of the UK will be used to monitor and detect changes in vegetation, water resources, road networks and buildings in support of the Dubai Smart Government initiative. The project named ‘SAFIY' or ‘Smart Application for Feature extraction and 3D modelling using high resolution satellite Imagery' will develop mapping applications that utilise DubaiSat-2 and Deimos-2 high resolution optical data to improve the ...  >>MORE

Dubai satellite captures image of Mecca from space

Posted on 02/07/2015

As Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan, one of Dubai's satellites has captured a stunning image of Mecca from high above the earth. The one metre resolution image was released by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre on Wednesday, offering a unique perspective of the holy site to mark the arrival of the holy month. DubaiSat-2 was launched in 2013 to capture high-resolution images and is the second UAE owned satellite to orbit the earth in an observational capacity. It was built mainly ...  >>MORE

EIAST launches its Advanced Aerial Systems Program

Posted on 25/09/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, EIAST, has launched the Advanced Aerial Systems Programme aimed at develop U.A.E.'s capabilities in the fields of designing, manufacturing and operating advanced aerial systems, in line with EIAST's mission to develop advanced science and technology across U.A.E. The first project in the programme is the joint-development of the High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) system in partnership with Airbus DS, one of the companies under ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-1: Stunning space images of U.A.E.

Posted on 12/08/2014

Satellite has captured all pictures of the Emirates Atlas and still operating efficiently and regularly Staff Launched in 2009, the U.A.E.'s first remote sensing satellite DubaiSat-1 has now been in space service for five years. 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, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and ...  >>MORE

EIAST reaffirms space research, technology commitments with high level delegation from France

Posted on 07/07/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has received a high-level delegation from Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the French government space agency, following commitments made earlier by both entities to enhance partnerships in space-related research, projects, and technology developments. EIAST said the visit of the French delegation led by President of CNES, Jean-Yves Le Gall, reaffirms the strong resolve of both space agencies to promote ...  >>MORE

EIAST launches 'Super Resolution Tool' that enhances resolution and clarity of satellite images

Posted on 12/05/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) yesterday revealed that 'EIAST Super Resolution Tool' developed by Saeed Al Mansoori, an Emirati engineer involved in EAIST's centre of application and analysis development project, has boosted and enhanced the resolution of satellite images - including those taken by DubaiSat-2 - by 0.75 meters. The innovative tool significantly improves the image details by increasing the number of pixels when zoomed in. This subsequently ...  >>MORE

Dubai Sat-2 is now fully operational and images are calibrated and validated, says EIAST

Posted on 15/04/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced that DubaiSat-2's in orbit commissioning is complete and the satellite is now fully operational. The satellite had undergone the Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) starting last November 21, 2013, this phase requires testing for the satellite to verify and validate the operation of the system and subsystem level electronics of the spacecraft and how they function under the harsh space environment. Once ...  >>MORE

Aldrin creates Buzz in Dubai

Posted on 10/04/2014

Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, has made a historic visit to the headquarters of EIAST in Dubai. He visited the ground station of DubaiSat-1 and DubaiSat-2 satellites, which provide high-quality satellite images for environmental projects, urban planning, infrastructure and scientific research in the UAE. Aldrin and his accompanying delegation were welcomed by a number of senior executives in EIAST, who gave a detailed explanation of the UAE's research initiatives and space ...  >>MORE

Dubai Sat-2 captures image of Dubai International Airport from space

Posted on 10/03/2014

DubaiSat-2 of Emirates Institution of Advanced Science and Technology captured an image of the Dubai International Airport from outer space, characterised by high quality and a one meter resolution. DubaiSat-2 will provide images with higher quality electro-optical imagery of several institutions, inside and outside of the UAE, which can be used for various applications like urban planning, disaster management and scientific research. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

EIAST showcases DubaiSat-2 results, plans for KhalifaSat at space conference in Singapore

Posted on 18/02/2014

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) shared the success of its DubaiSat-2 launch and the significance of its latest ambitious goal KhalifaSat at the 2014 Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC), the latest edition of this yearly space meet. Organized under the theme 'Rise of the Rest,' the three-day convention highlighted Asia's critical role in the field of space technology. It also served as a venue for research organizations to showcase their latest ...  >>MORE

EIAST lauded for achievements in space industry

Posted on 10/01/2014

Sheikh Ahmed visits headquarters of the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, commended the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) for its achievements in the space industry and technological innovation. Sheikh Ahmed visited the EIAST headquarters, accompanied by a high-profile delegation including ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-2 systems working perfectly well, says EIAST

Posted on 10/12/2013

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced that the recently launched DubaiSat-2 earth observation satellite has successfully been deployed in orbit and all systems have been tested and verified. The first communication with DubaiSat-2 was established just over an hour after separation from the Dnepr rocket and the mission critical telescope was operated successfully and it captured the first image just 24 hours after launch, the area captured was of ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat-2 successfully deployed in orbit, captures its first image, says EIAST

Posted on 06/12/2013

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced that the recently launched DubaiSat-2 earth observation satellite has successfully been deployed in orbit and all systems have been tested and verified. The first communication with DubaiSat-2 was established just over an hour after separation from the Dnepr rocket and the mission critical telescope was operated successfully and it captured the first image just 24 hours after launch, the area captured was of ...  >>MORE

EIAST successfully launches Dubai Sat-2

Posted on 22/11/2013

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced the successful launch of Dubai Sat-2 yesterday, November 21, 2013, promptly at 11:10am UAE local time. The successful launch marks another accomplishment for the UAE in aerospace and complements EIAST's achievements in the fields of space science and advanced technology, which further consolidates the country's pioneering status on the global space industry map. Dubai Sat-2 was launched from the Yasny Launch ...  >>MORE

DubaiSat 2 is all set for Nov.21 launch

Posted on 14/11/2013

DubaiSat 2, the UAE's second satellite, will be launched from the Yasny Launch Base in Russia on Thursday, Nov 21, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) announced on Wednesday. "EIAST is committed to driving a comprehensive scientific renaissance in the UAE,” Director General of EIAST, Yousuf Al Shaibani commented on the second launch. EIAST, a strategic initiative to inspire scientific innovation and technological advancement in the UAE, is set to send ...  >>MORE

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