KhalifaSat Captures Lockdown Images of World Airports
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KhalifaSat Captures Lockdown Images of World Airports

Grounded on Earth Today, To the Skies Tomorrow

TLME News Service

While the Earth might be filled with grounded planes today, they will all be taking to the skies soon.

In an appropriate response to the 'Stay at Home' movement, most passenger planes have been rested across airports around the world, awaiting their next flight dates.

Photos of the world's biggest airports such as Dubai International Airport, Shanghai International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, were taken by KhalifaSat between March and April.

The images were taken during the temporary suspension of the movement of air traffic, in light of the measures taken globally to limit the spread of the coronavirus 'COVID-19’, and to emphasise that 'We Will Win' the fight against this pandemic.

Shanghai-Pudong Airport as seen from space by the UAE's KhalifaSat.
Shanghai-Pudong Airport as seen from space by the UAE's KhalifaSat.

Ammar AlMuhairi, Manager of the Image Processing Section, MBRSC said: “We understand that we are passing through an unprecedented period due to the current pandemic, which has had an impact on climate emissions and pollution.

"We believe that data procured from KhalifaSat can be further used to explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Earth.”

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.

KhalifaSat provides high-resolution, detailed images that help government and private organisations to get accurate data on global warming, urban planning and aid relief.

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