Japanese Robot Successfully Lands on the Moon, Faces Power Glitch: Mission May Last Only a Few Hours

A Japanese robot, named Slim, has softly landed on the Moon near an equatorial crater, marking Japan as the fifth country to achieve this feat.

However, a glitch in Slim’s solar power system poses a threat to the mission, with limited battery life remaining.

Engineers are working to resolve the issue, hoping to revive Slim, which carries two small rovers for lunar exploration. Despite the setback, Japan’s space agency (Jaxa) considers the soft landing a success.

The precision-navigation technologies used in the mission are being lauded, but the mission’s lifespan is uncertain due to the power challenge.

If successful, Slim will study the Moon’s geology for the next two weeks.

BBC as the source.


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