x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Satellite pyramid image dedicated to Egyptians

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology is dedicating an image of The Great Pyramids to the Egyptians.

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology dedicated this image of the Great Pyramids to the Egyptian people. Courtesy EIAST
The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology dedicated this image of the Great Pyramids to the Egyptian people. Courtesy EIAST

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.

newsdesk@thenational.ae