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DubaiSat-2 snaps beauty of full moon.

Dubai: The satellite DubaiSat-2 has taken a captivating high-definition picture of the full moon.

The eye in the sky was primarily launched to take photos of the Earth from space.

DubaiSat-2 is owned and operated by the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

"It is a measure of our achievement at MBRSC that the DubaiSat-2, which was essentially designed to take photographs of the earth from space, captured an image of the full moon. We are increasingly proud of the team of engineers at MBRSC who so often prove their innovative capabilities in the design and use of the satellite," said Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director-General, MBRSC.

DubaiSat-2 provides high-quality satellite images to several institutions within UAE and internationally for urban planning and mapping, monitoring environmental changes and the effects of natural and man-made disasters.

The satellite's optical camera has a one-metre panchromatic resolution and a four-metre multi-spectral resolution. It can store 512 images, each measuring an incredible 12km by 12km in size.

DubaiSat-2 was launched in 2013 to circulate a sun-synchronous orbit, 600km in altitude.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Jul 23, 2015
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