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Pakistan's maiden Moon mission

May 5 , 2024 38 days 161 0
  • Pakistan's lunar mission iCube-Q was launched on board of China’s Chang’e 6 lunar probe.
  • The iCube-Q orbiter would carry two optical cameras to capture images of the lunar surface.
  • It has been designed and developed by Pakistan's Institute of Space Technology (IST) in collaboration with China's Shanghai University and Pakistan's national space agency.
  • The Chang'e-6 mission aims to collect soil and rock samples from the far side of the Moon.

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