About Satellite Imagery
MBRSC provides detailed, high resolution satellite images that have been captured through satellites DubaiSat-1, DubaiSat-2 and KhalifaSat, according to the requirements and needs of government institutions and private sector companies around the world.
MBRSC offers its partners and customers an indexed archive of high-quality satellite imagery. This archive allows easy and quick access to detailed satellite images of high quality, clarity and resolution that meet the requirements of customers’ activities and projects. After studying and identifying the needs of customers, a team of experts at MBRSC creates an account for the customer through which they can access all the archived satellite images. All the customer needs to do is use the map available on the web page to specify the location or the area for which they wish to have a satellite image, and then submit the request online. The turnaround time is approximately 24 hours after the request.
Satellite Imagery Upon Request
MBRSC provides customised satellite imagery on demand. Through its ground station, the Centre directs its satellites to capture bespoke images to fulfil the requirements of your projects. Capturing customised satellite imagery may take from one to two weeks, depending on the location of the satellite at the time of request. The Centre's teams prioritise image requests based upon the commitment and priority list they have in place.
Satellite Imagery for Environmental Monitoring
MBRSC is committed to protecting the environment and preserving Earth. The centre provides environmental satellite imagery services to government and international institutions specialised in studying the environment of our planet, including monitoring water quality as well as sea and coastal pollution, and the harmful “red tide”. MBRSC assists with sustainable urban planning, monitoring of environmental changes, and predicting natural weather events, such as sandstorms, extreme fog or low-level clouds.
Mosaic Satellite Imagery
A collection of satellite images of a specific area is captured over days or months. These are then compiled into a single mosaic dataset. MBRSC annually provides three satellite mosaic images that are distributed free of charge to all government entities and institutions. These include two images of Dubai that are distributed twice annually (every six months) and an annual image that covers the UAE. Those images are used to study and monitor large projects under development in the UAE and Dubai and to issue statistical reports in government entities and institutions.
Satellite Imagery to Support Global Disasters
MBRSC offers high-resolution images for global and government organisations to support their efforts in crisis response and global disaster management. MBRSC satellite imagery contributes valuable information, including the assessment of damage caused by disasters, and assists organisation to find solutions to mitigate the effects of floods, earthquakes and other disasters. The UAE’s satellite images have contributed to the support and assistance of disaster relief missions across the globe, including the floods in Pakistan (2010), the mine collapse in Chile (2010), the tsunami in Japan (2011), and the Costa Concordia incident (2012).
Imagery Product Samples
KhalifaSat is one of the world’s most technologically advanced remote sensing observation satellites – and the first 100% designed and manufactured in the United Arab Emirates. It was launched into low Earth orbit (Approximately 613 km in altitude) in October 2018, beginning a 5-year mission to capture and transmit high-quality detailed images of Earth to the MBRSC in Dubai.
Design and manufacture of DubaiSat-2 began immediately following the launch of DubaiSat-1, this time with a predominantly Emirati team of engineers working alongside their South Korean associates at MBRSC’s Korean satellite manufacturing partner, Satrec Initiative. The advanced observation satellite was launched from Russia in November 2013, becoming the UAE’s second satellite in orbit.