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EIAST celebrates first anniversary of DubaiSat-1 launch

Posted 9 August 2010 · Add Comment

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has released a mosaic image of the UAE in celebration of the first anniversary of the launch of DubaiSat-1, the first remote sensing satellite owned by the UAE.

DubaiSat-1's mosaic image of the UAEThe image is a collection of over 40 scenes taken by DubaiSat-1 throughout the year. They have been integrated using advanced image processing and fusion techniques to create a spectacular mosaic of the UAE, as observed from space.

The mosaic shows over 150 kilometres of the coastal area of the UAE from Umm Al Quwain up to Abu Dhabi and 70 kilometres of the inland areas such as Al Madam and Al Lisali.

His Excellency Mr Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director General, EIAST says: “The achievements by EIAST highlights the UAE’s success in leveraging the advanced technology sector, and underscores the capabilities of young Emiratis to actively participate in new and advanced realms of technology.

“The success of DubaiSat-1 during the first operational year is testament to EIAST’s ability to translate the strategic direction and overall development plans to drive the knowledge-based economy. We will continue to develop EIAST as an internationally-recognised institution and a national icon in science and innovation.”

EIAST focuses on four main scientific programmes: space, astronomy, energy, and environment and water research. EIAST has begun work on the specifications for its third satellite, DubaiSat-3, as work on DubaiSat-2 continues at full pace for its potential launch by the end of 2012.

 

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