On occasion of 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 meter) 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.
MBRSC is a Dubai Government entity which aims to promote scientific innovation and technology advancement in Dubai and the UAE. The Centre works on research projects and studies related to space science, in line with the approach of the United Arab Emirates, in its quest to develop the sector and build national academic skills through it.