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Isro’s PSLV-C53 places three satellites in orbit
The four-stage, 44.4m tall PSLV-C53 rocket that blasted off...
Chinese probe successfully maps entire Mars, sends stunning pictures
China's Tianwen-1 orbiter has mapped the entire of Mars,...
Israel Aerospace Industries Successfully Doubles Venµs Satellite’s Expected Service Life
Venµs changed altitude in space and will carry out...
South Korea launches KASS satellite to augment GPS
South Korea has successfully launched a precision aviation satellite...
China launches new batch of remote sensing satellites
XICHANG, June 23 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched three...
Kenya launches nationwide airborne geophysical survey
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday launched the final report...
South Korea successfully launches home-grown Nuri space rocket
South Korea’s domestically built Nuri rocket successfully placed a...
Isro PSLV-C53 launch announced for June 30
The mission faced multiple initial delays, but was eventually...
Strong progress being made on the UK’s Geospatial Strategy
Annual plan published shows the Geospatial Commission’s progress on...
Israel Deploys Medicine Data-Map Skills to Avert Food Crisis
Even before the first wave of Covid-19 swept through...

August 24th, 2011
DubaiSat-1 Captures Images of Holy Cities

DubaiSat-1, the UAE-owned and operated earth observation satellite, has relayed images of the Holy Cities of Mecca, Medina and Al Quds from outer space. The pan-sharpened, multi-spectral images show the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Al Quds. The three Holy Cities receive a large number of worshippers and pilgrims during Ramadan. Saudi Arabia alone expects around four million pilgrims during this Ramadan and infrastructure in Mecca and Medina is constantly being upgraded to facilitate convenient accommodation and movement of pilgrims. Read More