The inaugural satellite moon mission is launched by Pakistan

Pakistan’s Historic Satellite Mission to the Moon: iCube Qamar Launches Aboard China’s Chang’E6

In a significant stride for Pakistan‘s space exploration aspirations, the nation achieved a remarkable milestone with the launch of its inaugural satellite mission to the moon, named iCube Qamar.

This groundbreaking mission saw the satellite being launched aboard China’s Chang’E6 spacecraft from Hainan, China, marking a momentous collaboration between the two countries in the realm of space exploration.

The launch event, which took place amidst much anticipation and excitement, was broadcasted live on various platforms, including the Institute of Space Technology (IST) website and Chinese state television.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, expressing immense pride and satisfaction, hailed this achievement as a historic moment for Pakistan, signifying the country’s entry into the realm of space exploration.

He extended his heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated team of scientists, engineers, and workers whose unwavering dedication and expertise made this mission possible.

Prime Minister Sharif drew parallels between the expertise demonstrated in this space mission and that showcased in Pakistan’s nuclear technology, underlining the nation’s growing prowess in scientific and technological endeavors.

He specifically acknowledged the pivotal role played by the core committee of the Institute of Space Technology, led by Dr. Khurram Khurshid, as well as the entire team from SUPARCO, Pakistan’s national space agency, for their invaluable contributions to the project.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar also lauded the collaborative spirit demonstrated through this joint space mission, emphasizing its significance in fostering international cooperation for shared benefits.

This mission serves as a testament to the power of collaboration and diplomacy in advancing scientific exploration beyond national boundaries.

Dr. Khurram Khurshid, a distinguished member of the Core Committee at the Institute of Space Technology, provided insights into the technical aspects of the mission.

He disclosed that the satellite, propelled into space by China’s Long March-5 rocket, is expected to reach lunar orbit within a span of five days.

Once in orbit, the iCube Qamar satellite will embark on its mission to capture high-resolution images of the lunar surface, utilizing its advanced optical cameras.

This data will be instrumental in furthering scientific research and understanding of the moon’s geology and topography.

The successful integration of iCube Qamar with the Chang’e6 mission represents a significant achievement for Pakistan’s space program.

Developed in collaboration with China’s Shanghai University and SUPARCO, the satellite showcases the nation’s growing capabilities in space technology and exploration.

Moreover, this mission holds immense promise for the future of space research and education in Pakistan.

In addition to its primary objectives, the deployment of the Pakistan CubeSat Satellite further underscores the country’s commitment to leveraging space technology for scientific advancement and educational initiatives.

In conclusion, Pakistan’s historic satellite mission to the moon marks a pivotal moment in the nation’s journey into space exploration.

It exemplifies the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and perseverance, laying the foundation for future endeavors in unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos.