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What Makkah's Grand Mosque looks like from outer space

An image of the Grand Mosque of Makkah was taken by the UAE's KhalifaSat on the first day of Eid Al Adha

What Makkah's Grand Mosque looks like from outer space

An image of the Grand Mosque of Makkah was taken by the UAE's KhalifaSat on the first day of Eid Al Adha during the Hajj pilgrimage.

KhalifaSat was developed at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre's facilities by Emirati engineers and was launched into space in October 2018.

It has five patents and seven space innovations making it the most advanced satellite of its category in the world.

KhalifaSat provides images with specifications that meet the highest international standards in space images.

These high-resolution detailed images help organizations in government and private sectors get accurate data allowing them to monitor environmental changes, detect the effects of global warming, and ensure responsible urban planning and management, and aid relief efforts at times of natural disasters.

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