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Japan’s SLIM spacecraft lands on moon, a primary for the nation

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This photograph taken on September 7, 2023 and launched by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reveals a H-IIA rocket carrying a small lunar floor probe and different objects lifting off from the Tanegashima Space Centre on Tanegashima island, Kagoshima prefecture.
| Photo Credit: AFP

Japan on Saturday grew to become the world’s fifth nation to place a spacecraft on the moon, because the area company mentioned its Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) has made a delicate touchdown on the lunar floor.

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has tried the touchdown of the probe dubbed “moon sniper” inside 100 metres (328 ft) of goal. It will take as much as a month to confirm if SLIM has achieved the precision objectives, the company has mentioned.

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