Japan’s “Moon Sniper” : As SLIM Begins Its Touchdown Mission

“The start of the deceleration to the Japan’s “moon Sniper” : as slim begins its touchdown mission is to the surface is expected to be a breathless, numbing 20 minutes of terror,” said by Kenji Kushiki.

“The start of the deceleration to the landing on the Moon’s surface is expected to be a breathless, numbing 20 minutes of terror,” said by Kenji Kushiki.

Anticipation is reaching lunar heights as the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) “Moon Sniper” prepares for a historic touchdown on the moon’s surface this Friday (9:00 pm IST). The mission, carrying the aptly named Smart Lander for Investigating the Moon (SLIM), marks a pivotal moment in the international space race and could revolutionize future lunar exploration.

Should the landing proceed as planned, SLIM’s accomplishment would represent Japan’s first robotic explorer sent to the moon. With this achievement, Japan would be the fifth country worldwide and the third in the twenty-first century to make a soft landing on the moon since the Soviet Union’s famous Luna 9 mission in 1966.

Image Of The Japan’s “Moon Sniper”

The landing, which will be streamed live in both Japanese and English on YouTube, will be a suspenseful conclusion to a months-long adventure. A significant turning point in the global space competition will be reached if Japan is successful in joining the select group of countries that have set foot on the Moon.

According to a statement from Kenji Kushiki, the SLIM mission’s subproject manager, “the start of the deceleration to the landing on the Moon’s surface is expected to be a breathless, numbing 20 minutes of terror.”
“Lunar orbiters such as Kaguya, the USA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), and India’s Chandrayaan missions have provided large amounts of high-resolution observation data of the lunar surface,” stated Kushiki.
“Therefore, interest in lunar science and resource exploration has shifted from somewhere on the Moon’s surface’ to ‘that rock next to this specific crater!” He mentioned.

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