The goal of Japan’s SLIM mission is to attempt a soft landing on the surface of the moon.
Japan’s lunar mission Sniper is going to attempt a soft landing on the lunar surface today. Japan is on the verge of a historic attempt to land its robotic “Moon Sniper” Explorer on the moon, with the Japanese space agency JAXA saying the sniper will attempt to land on the moon’s surface at 9 p.m. tonight.
When did the Japanese sniper get off?
Japan launched its sniper to the moon on 6 September 2023. Like India’s successful Chandrayaan-3 mission, the eyes of the world are now fixed on this Japanese mission. According to Japan’s space agency, the entire process of its landing will take 20 minutes. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s unmanned smart lander to probe the moon.
After the mission success, Japan will become the 5th country in the world
According to the report, Japan’s lunar mission Sniper aims to investigate the small Shioli crater of the moon. It is in the C-off Nectar part of the Moon. Where Apollo 11 landed in 1969. If the lander touches down successfully, it will briefly study the rocks at the site which could reveal insights about the origin of the moon. There snipers will investigate how the moon formed. Minerals will also be examined here and information about internal parts will also be obtained. Choud’s landing is a dangerous process that most missions usually don’t go through, but JAXA believes its lander has the technology to safely touch the rocky terrain