A high res picture of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah is the first to be taken and shared from the UAE's first satellite
6 November 2018| Last updated on 13 November 2018
Image credit: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre
The first ever photo taken by the UAE's own KhalifaSat has been shared.
In October, the UAE's first ever 100% Emirati-engineered satellite that was manufactured in the UAE launched into orbit. It's the most sophisticated satellite built by the UAE, and successfully launched into space on the morning of October 29th, 2018.
Marking a new landmark for the country's space programme, KhalifaSat is the first satellite to be designed, tested and manufactured entirely by Emirati engineers at the Space Technology Laboratories at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).
It's been in orbit for a week, and now the first photo captured by KhalifaSat has been shared with the general public.