Ramadan moon captured by DubaiSat-2

DubaiSat-2 captured the stunning image of the Ramadan Moon.

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre’s (MBRSC) remote sensing satellite DubaiSat-2 took the image after weeks of planning and hours of painstaking alignment.

DubaiSat-2 orbits Earth at a speed of 7.5 kilometres per second, completing each orbit of the planet in 90 minutes. Its camera images Earth from an altitude of some 600 kilometres at a resolution of 1 metre per pixel.

MBRSC’s new satellite Khalifasat, to be launched by the end of 2018, will be able to take pictures of the moon, sun and stars routinely due to advanced positioning and pin-sharp alignment capabilities.

Source Credit: Gulf News

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