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

DUBAI, 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 environmental changes and disaster management. The satellite's camera features a 1-metre panchromatic resolution and a 4-metre multi-spectral resolution (coloured images). It can store 512 images, each 12km x 12km in size. DubaiSat-2 was launched in 2013 via the Dnepr at Yasny Cosmodrome to circulate a sun-synchronous orbit, 600km in altitude.

The DubaiSat-2 was launched in 2013 through the Dnepr in Yasny Cosmodrome to circulate a sun-synchronous orbit, 600 km in altitude

Source: Emirates News Agency