The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) is dedicating an image of The Great Pyramids to the Egyptians.
The image was captured by DubaiSat-1 in its orbit 680 kilometres above the earth’s surface.
Ahmad Obaid Al Mansoori, EIAST director-general, said they chose the iconic image as it represented Egypt’s role in history.
EIAST launched DubaiSat-1 in July 2009 and is working on the final stages of DubaiSat-2.
Twenty UAE engineers are designing, developing, testing and manufacturing DubaiSat-2 that will be launched towards the end of 2012.