May 31 2012

DubaiSat-1's pyramid image dedicated to Egyptians

DUBAI: The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) dedicated an image of the Great Pyramids to the Egyptian People.

The image was captured recently by DubaiSat-1 in its orbit 680 kilometers above the earth's surface. The satellite captures images which can be used for scientific or humanitarian purposes.

"We wanted to capture an iconic image to present to the people of Egypt," explains EIAST Director General Ahmad Obaid Al Mansouri. "We chose to image The Great Pyramids as they represent Egypt's prominent role in history, and we at EIAST always wish Egypt and its people a prosperous life and a better future." EIAST launched DubaiSat-1 in July 2009, and is working on the final stages of DubaiSat-2. Twenty UAE engineers have been designing, developing, testing and manufacturing DubaiSat-2 which will be launched toward the end of this year.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2012.

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