Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Japan’s ‘Moon Sniper’ craft lands – but is ‘not generating power’: space agency


The operation verification model of the SORA-Q lunar surface robot carried by Japan's  Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) mission. (JAXA handout via AFP).

The operation verification model of the SORA-Q lunar surface robot carried by Japan’s Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) mission. (JAXA handout via AFP).

Japan became on Saturday only the fifth nation to achieve a “soft landing” on the Moon, but its space agency said that the craft’s solar cells were not generating power.

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