KhalifaSat completes one year in space

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The first satellite, entirely built by Emiratis, has completed a year in space.

KhalifaSat has captured over 7,200 high-quality images since its launch from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre on October 29, 2018.

It has also completed more than 5,400 low Earth orbits over the last 12 months.

In its 365 days orbiting the Earth, KhalifaSat has captured shots of Palm Jumeirah, Al Maktoum Stadium, Kingdom Centre, Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, the Federal Territory Mosque in Kuala Lumpur and the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

KhalifaSat, which has five patents to its name, was manufactured by a team of Emirati engineers from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

The high-res pictures provided by the satellite has been helping governments and organisations tackle challenges related to climate change, disaster relief and urban planning.

 

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