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JAXA's SLIM Lunar Mission Analysis

  • 28 Dec 2023
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) recently achieved a significant milestone as its "Smart Lander for Investigating Moon" (SLIM) successfully entered lunar orbit, aiming to join the elite group of countries capable of soft-landing probes on the Moon.

  • This mission marks Japan's second attempt at a soft Moon landing after the Hakuto-R mission, a private commercial venture, met with failure earlier in 2023.
  • SLIM, having a dry weight of around 190 kilograms, stands as an example of precision technology, aiming to touch down within 100 meters of its target site, the Shinoli crater in the equatorial region.

Read more: Hakuto-R mission

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