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Pakistan successfully launches iCube Qamar first satellite moon mission via China’s Chang’E-6

iCube Qamar will reach the lunar orbit in five days and circle the moon for three to six months.

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

The country’s historic first satellite mission to the moon, iCube Qamar, was launched on board China’s Chang’E6 from Hainan, China.

 

iCube Qamar will reach the lunar orbit in five days and 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.

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.

Following the successful launch, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif felicitated the nation on the historic feat.

In a statement, the Prime Minister said the ICUBE-Q satellite is Pakistan’s first step into space.

The PM said Pakistani scientists, engineers and skilled workers are proving their mettle in this field like the expertise they exhibited in nuclear technology.

He expressed tribute to the core committee of the Institute of Space Technology, including Dr Khurram Khurshid, all the members of the SUPARCO team and students, who participated in this project.

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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