Pakistan’s Satellite iQube-Qamar Sent the First Three Images of the Moon

Pakistan’s Satellite iQube-Qamar sent the first three images of the moon

iQube-Qamar, the first Pakistani satellite sent to space with the help of the Chinese space program, recently sent back three images of the moon.

The Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad stated that the Pakistani satellite orbits around the moon at a distance of 200km. The Pakistani satellite completes one orbit in 12 hours; it has completed three orbits since its release on the 8th of May.

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IST further stated that the images sent to Earth travel 360,000 to 400,000 kilometers.

The images were received by the Chinese space station, primarily passing to the Pakistani embassy, passing it on to IST. 

Pakistan’s space mission is a great leap forward, indeed, with the Chinese team congratulating on X (formally Twitter).

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