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KhalifaSat wishes Saudi National Day from space

KhalifaSat, Saudi National Day, Kingdom Centre, MBR Space Centre

A click from space to mark the Kingdom's 89th National Day.

By Staff Report

Published: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 3:50 PM

Last updated: Mon 23 Sep 2019, 4:06 PM

KhalifaSat, an earth observation satellite, congratulated the people of Saudi Arabia with an image of the skyscraper Kingdom Centre taken from space. The image is 70 cm in resolution and taken from 6 degrees roll tilt angle.

Located in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, the tower is one of the major landmarks in the city.

The 99-storey tower is 302.3m high.

KhalifaSat was fully developed at MBRSC facilities by Emirati engineers and was launched to space in October 2018. It has five patents and seven space innovations making it the most advanced satellite of its category in the world.

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