Japan's 'Moon Sniper' Lander SLIM Launched Successfully, Aims to Land on the Moon Next Year

Japan's 'Moon Sniper' Lander SLIM Launched Successfully, Aims to Land on the Moon Next Year

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Category : Science and Tech Published on: September 08 2023

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  • Japan has successfully launched its lunar exploration spacecraft, known as the "Moon Sniper", using the domestically developed H-IIA rocket.
  • The achievement puts Japan in contention to become the world's fifth country to land on the moon, with the landing planned for early next year.
  • The rocket's launch from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan went as scheduled. 
  • It also successfully deployed the lunar lander, Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM).
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