Makkah from space: Dubai satellite captures Great Mosque during Ramadan

Makkah from space: Dubai satellite captures Great Mosque during Ramadan
Published: 7 June 2017 - 9:51 a.m.
By: Louise Birchall

Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, DubaiSat-2, a satellite owned and operated by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), captured a satellite image of The Great Mosque of Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

DubaiSat-2 captures high resolution satellite images (1 metre) used 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) and can store 512 images, each 12km x 12km in size.

  

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