In Pic: KhalifaSat Shares Pictures Of UAE’s Highest Mountain From Space

UAE's Highest Mountain
by Yogita Chainani
by Yogita Chainani580

KhalifaSat, the first Emirati-made satellite recently captured a stunning picture of Dubai’s Love Lake, and now the satellite has managed to capture a striking shot of the UAE’s highest mountain – Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah. The picture of this encapsulating mountain was shared on Twitter by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

Also read: Satellite Named In Honour Of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed To Launch in 2023

The Picture Was Shared With Hashtag #WorldsCoolestWinter

The picture was shared with the hashtag #WorldsCoolestWinter, a nationwide domestic tourism campaign launched by Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid last month. The campaign lets people explore the hidden gems of the seven emirates. During its 45-day run, it aims to highlight the landmarks and attractions that distinguish every emirate and contribute to the UAE as a single destination.

Also read: Live For Free In Dubai For 24 Hours This January, Here’s How

Well, this is not the only time the satellite has managed to share something so stunning. In the past, it has shared magical pictures of Palm Jumeirah, Al Maktoum Stadium, Kingdom Centre, Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (the Prophet’s Mosque), the Federal Territory Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Baikonur Cosmodrome, from where the first Emirati astronaut, Maj Hazza Al Mansouri, travelled during his space odyssey.

UAE Set To Send The First Arab Mission To The Moon By 2024

For satellite, KhalifaSat is the first Emirati-made satellite and was launched into space in October 2018. And if you think that the satellite has only captured this image, then you must know that it has images of places around the world. Ain’t that super cool?

Meanwhile, the UAE will send the first Arab mission to the moon by 2024. The mission- a part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre’s (MBRSC) 10-year strategy includes programmes to develop new specialised satellites as well as an outer space simulation centre. The new space centre is expected to be used for training, academic and educational programmes.

lso read: 5 Coffee Shops In Sharjah That Every Coffee Lover Must Visit

The mission- a part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre’s (MBRSC) 10-year strategy includes programmes to develop new specialised satellites as well as an outer space simulation centre. The new space centre is expected to be used for training, academic and educational programmes. On that note, This Is What Dubai Looks Like From Space.

You may also like