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Japanese lunar lander wakes up after rough landing keeps it in the dark

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2024
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Japan’s smart lander is back in action Monday after several dark days left it without power. Japan became the fifth country to have a spacecraft land on the moon when the explorer reached its destination on Jan. 19. The power problem occurred when the explorer landed with its solar panels facing the dark lunar surface instead of the sun. It was an engine failure that caused the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon to make the rough landing. Following a dark 10 days, the lunar lander resumed its mission on Sunday...

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