“Houston, something's wrong.” – Perhaps it is the famous saying that was said on April 13, 1970 James Lovell From the leader's mouth yet An oxygen tank exploded on a spacecraft 320,000 kilometers from EarthApollo 13's landing on the moon was aborted.
However, this time it was not the Americans, but the Japanese who sent a spacecraft For our celestial companion, instead of Houston, the Tokyo Space Center is the addressee in search of the problem. Because there is still a problem even though the landing was successful this time.
The probe's solar cells have not yet been able to generate electricity to charge its batteries
– The Japan Aerospace Research and Aeronautics Institute reported JAXA.
However, this will be very important for SLIM (Lunar Exploration Intelligent Lander) to be able to accomplish its mission. The unmanned Japanese spacecraft landed in Shiuli Crater, where it was supposed to analyze rocks. He also carried a lunar module, barely larger than a tennis ball, that could change shape and travel on the lunar surface.. The gadget was jointly developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) with Japanese toy manufacturer Takara Tomy, which was previously known for its similarly sized car toys.
Although it is not yet known how the expedition could continue without shipping, it is certain that it will Japan is the fifth country to ever reach the moon, after the Soviet Union, the United States, China and India.