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ICUBE-2 Spotlights

After successful launch of ICUBE-1 in November 2013, IST has successfully developed engineering model of 3U CubeSat named ICUBE-2.

Core Team

  • Dr. Qamar ul Islam (Project Director / Principal Investigator)
  • Dr. Khurram Khurshid (Project Manager / Co-PI)
  • Dr. Moazam Maqsood (System Engineer / Co-PI)

Previous Highlights

Step Forward and Become Part of Space Endeavors with Institute of Space Technology

Pakistan’s first Cubesat satellite, iCUBE-1, was launched on November 21, 2013, onboard Dnepr launch vehicle from Yasny launch base, Russia. IST has etched its name among the foremost universities in the World and the only University in Pakistan who have built and launched a Cubesat satellite.

  • We have now embarked on ‘ iCube 2 ‘ (3U Cubesat) satellite program. An HEC approved project
  • ‘ iCube 2 ‘ is an advanced, fully autonomous 3-axis stabilized satellite capable of carrying innovative science and engineering experiments that can be conducted in space
  • ‘ iCube 2 ’ will be launched in a circular polar Low Earth Orbit,  500-700 Km above the surface of the Earth (orbital period of around 95 minutes and orbital velocity of close to 7.5 Km/s)
  • A space equivalent to 1U has been designated in ‘ iCube 2 ‘ for an experiment that can be carried out in Space
  • Experiments can be carried out in the domain of imaging, microgravity, biology, nano technology, space dynamics, chemistry, space physics.. etc
  • All Universities and Research Centers are cordially invited to submit proposals to enter in a competition to win a place in ‘ iCube 2 ‘


Proposal for Scientific Payload for ICUBE 2
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