Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Pakistan’s iCube Qamar Send Moon Images taken from 9,000 Kilometers

In a recent interview, Dr. Khurram Khursheed, a team member of iCubeQ, shared exciting news about Pakistan’s first lunar satellite mission. He revealed that the iCube Q satellite is successfully orbiting the moon and is on track to achieve its goals.

The mission aims to capture high-quality images of the moon’s surface from a distance of approximately 200 kilometers. This is a significant achievement for Pakistan’s space program, marking a major milestone in the country’s space exploration journey.

Dr. Khursheed also mentioned that China’s Chang’e satellite recently landed on the lunar surface in early June. While the Chinese mission is focused on collecting lunar soil samples, Pakistan’s iCube Q satellite will orbit the moon for an extended period, ranging from three to six months.

It’s worth noting that the iCube Q3 satellite was launched into the moon’s orbit on May 3rd from a Chinese space launch site, utilizing China’s Cheng Yi satellite. This collaborative effort between Pakistan and China demonstrates the growing partnership between the two nations in space exploration.

The success of the iCube Q mission is a testament to Pakistan’s growing capabilities in space technology and its commitment to advancing scientific research. As the mission continues to orbit the moon, it is expected to provide valuable insights and data that will contribute to the global understanding of our celestial neighbor.

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