Pakistan’s First Satellite Mission To Moon Launched

Pakistan's First Satellite Mission To Moon Launched

Pakistan’s first journey to the moon, called iCube-Q, was launched from the Chinese city of Hainan on Friday on China’s unmanned Chang’e 6 probe. The iCUBE-Q, or CubeSats, was sent into space on the Long March 5 Y8 rocket at 5:27 p.m. China time from the Wenchang Space Launch Site is 09:27 GMT. The Chang’e-6 mission included it.

Confirmation By The Sources And The Collaboration Of The Project

Hashmi, who is a diplomat from Pakistan in Beijing, said on X that the start was “successful.” He also said that it would be put into orbit around the Moon on May 8. The iCUBE-Q satellite has two optical cameras that can take pictures of the moon’s surface. The iCUBE-Q was made by the Institute of Space Technology in Pakistan, Shanghai University in China, and SUPARCO, Pakistan’s state space agency.

The main goal of CubeSats is to help with space exploration for scientific study, technology development, and educational projects. The China National Space Administration says that the Chang’e 6 probe will bring back samples from the far side of the moon. This is the first mission of its kind in human history.

Design Of the Satellite And The Orbitor

The ICUBE-Q satellite has two optical cameras that can take pictures of the moon’s surface. ICUBE-Q has now been added to the Chang’e6 mission after being qualified and tested successfully. Chang’e6 is the sixth mission that China has sent to explore the moon.

CubeSats are small satellites that are usually easy to recognize by their standard shape and size. They are made in the shape of a cube and are made up of customizable parts that have to fit within certain size limits. Most of the time, these satellites don’t weigh more than a few kilograms, and they are sent into space for different reasons.

ICUBE-Q’s Objectives

A representative for IST told the Times of India (ToI) that the mission shows how much Pakistan has improved in space technology and how dedicated we are to advancing scientific study.

Someone else from IST said that ICUBE-Q is a big step forward for Pakistan’s space program and that people are excited to be a part of this important mission.

A Stride In Space Exploration

China is becoming a stronger competitor to the US, which is currently the leader in this field, thanks to its increasingly advanced space research program, which is shown by this latest mission. China’s space program has come a long way quickly. It now has its orbiting space station with a team of three people.

Unlocking Scientific Opportunities

The far side of the moon, which is away from Earth and other objects, is a great place to do research, especially radio astronomy. But because it is always pointed away from Earth, a transfer satellite is needed to keep in touch with the probe.

China’s Future Lunar Ambitions

China harbours hopes to have people walk on the moon by 2030. The country has planned three projects to send probes to the moon over the next four years, showing its desire to learn more about the moon and other planets.


Pakistan’s first mission to the moon, iCUBE-Q, was launched on China’s Chang’e 6. This is a big step forward for Pakistan’s space skills and a chance to work together with China on science even more. This project not only improves Pakistan’s technological and educational opportunities but also puts the country on the map for space travel around the world.


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