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IST receives first image of the moon captured in the lunar orbit.

ISLAMABAD: The Institute of Space Technology has received first ever image of the moon from its own satellite system captured in the lunar orbit by “iCube-Qamar”

According to the Institute of Space Technology (IST) “iCube-Qamar” is the first Pakistani satellite to enter the lunar orbit and completed its rotation in 12 hrs.

The “iCube-Qamar” will image the lunar orbit from a distence of 200 kilometers from the surface of the moon, moreover the signals of “iCube-Qamar” will be received on Earth by covering a distance of 360,000 to 400,000 km.

Ahead of the launch of the satellite last week, Dr Khurram said that the Pakistani satellite will take different pictures of the surface of the moon after which Pakistan will have its own satellite images of the moon for research.

The satellite was designed and developed by the Islamabad-based Institute of Space Technology (IST) in collaboration with China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Pakistan’s national space agency Suparco