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Catch These Never Before Seen Images Of KL From Space

Catch These Never Before Seen Images Of KL From Space

The Airbus Pléiades Neo constellation satellites can capture images at 30cm resolution.

Akmal Hakim

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We’re pretty sure that some of you curious cats out there have tried using awesome tools like Google Earth, Zoom Earth and others in order to get a bird’s eye view of what our surroundings look like from high up in the sky.

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These images are mostly compiled from live or recorded footage captured by what’s called non-military Earth observation satellites, or EOs for short, that take aerial images of our planet from orbit.

Most of these satellites are hovering above us at an altitude of 500 to 600km above the ground.

Though these images are amazing and provide us with valuable information about the world we live in, it can’t be denied that quality-wise, they’re not really accurate to the tee and are sometimes blurry too.

(Credit: Google Earth)

Well now, for the first time ever, we get to see high-resolution aerial images of our nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur thanks to the Airbus Pléiades Neo 3 satellite.

The Pléiades Neo 3 was launched and secured in orbit in April 2021. It is part of the Airbus Pléiades Neo constellation of four satellites that can capture and provide images at 30cm resolution.

Combined with one of the most accurate geolocation technology we have at the moment, the Pléiades Neo brings a significant level of information required for precise large-scale mapping of up to 1:2000 scale.

Check out these never before seen images of KL from space!

(Credit: Airbus)
KL Tower.
Credit: Airbus
KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers.
(Credit: Airbus)
KL Central Business District.
(Credit: Airbus)

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