ICUBE-Qamar: Pakistan’s lunar satellite enters moon’s orbit

Pakistan on May 3, successfully launched its first satellite moon mission via China’s Chang’E-6.

Pakistan’s lunar mission, ICUBE-Qamar, entered the moon’s orbit on Wednesday.

Images from the moon captured by CubeSat Satellite iCube-Q, developed by IST, featuring miniature satellites typically characterized by their small size and standardized design, are expected to arrive by May 15.

Receiving images from the moon is a technically complex process and afterwards, the analysis and research of the moon’s images will start.

iCube Qamar after reaching the lunar orbit, will circle the moon for three to six months.

Weighing 7 KG, ICUBE-Q is a collaboration between SUPARCO and China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

As reported, Dr. Qamar-ul-Salam, Dr. Khurram Khurshid, and other Pakistani scientists and engineers are currently in China for this mission.

Pakistan on May 3, successfully launched iCube Qamar, the first satellite moon mission via China’s Chang’E-6.

Chang’E-6 is the sixth in a series of China’s lunar exploration missions.

In the 53-day mission, the Chang’e-6 lander will touch down in a gaping crater on the moon’s far side that could help scientists peer back into the evolution of the moon and the solar system itself.


Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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