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Pakistan to launch its first satellite mission today.

KARACHI: The Pakistan’s first satellite mission to the moon ‘iCube Qamar’ will take off from China’s Hainan Space Launch Site today.

Dr. Khurram Khurshid, a member of the Core Committee of the Institute of Space Technology, told the media that Pakistan’s satellite mission will orbit the moon for 3 to 6 months, Dr.Khurram said that the mission will leave for the satellite space mission at 2:18 PM Pakistani time and the satellite will reach the lunar orbit in 5 days.

He further said that through this mission, Pakistan will have pictures of the moon taken by its satellite for research.

In 2022, the Chinese National Space Agency through the Asia-Pacific Space Corporation Organization (APSCO) provided a unique opportunity for member countries to reach lunar orbit for free.

The member countries had sent their plans on the proposal of APSCO, the member countries of APSCO include Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, Peru, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey. The Institute of Space Technology had also submitted a proposed project on behalf of Pakistan, out of 8 countries, only the project of Pakistan was accepted, after two years of hardship, the satellite 'Icube Qamar' could be completed