The image was captured from space by KhalifaSat which is one of the remote-sensing observation satellites designed and built in the UAE.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center commemorated Isra Wal Mi’raj, one of the most significant events in the Islamic calendar, by sharing an image of Al Aqsa Mosque taken from space by KhalifaSat.
KhalifaSat is one of the remote-sensing observation satellites, designed and manufactured in the UAE. It was launched into low Earth orbit in October 2018, beginning a five-year mission to capture and transmit high-quality detailed images of Earth the MBRSC in Dubai.
The satellites assist global governments and private organisations to monitor environmental changes, ensure effective urban management, and aid in disaster relief efforts, amongst other critical services.
With five patents to its name, KhalifaSat confirms the UAE’s position alongside the world’s space technology manufacturing countries for space exploration.