5kg rover will explore the moon japan ispace will send mission next year
According to the report, the micro rover can be launched by winter next year. This rover is 10.24 inches long, 12.4 inches wide and 21.26 inches tall. The weight of the micro rover will be 5 kg. There will be an HD camera installed in its front, which will take pictures of the lunar surface.
To complete this flight, Ispace has prepared 'Mission 2 Flight'. The design of the lander has also been finalized. The company launched its first Moon mission in December 2022. Under that, the Hakuto-R lander was launched. In April 2023, the lander tried to land on the Moon, but the spacecraft's onboard computer miscalculated the altitude of the lander and the lunar surface. Because of this the lander collided with the lunar surface and crashed.
Ispace says that by learning from the mistakes of the first mission, it has prepared better software for the second mission. The company is working on another moon mission, which will be launched in the year 2026. Only selected countries of the world have been able to land their missions on the moon. These include America, Russia, China and India. India is the first and only country in the world to land its mission on the south pole of the Moon.
If iSpace succeeds in its mission, it will become the first private company in the world whose mission will land on the moon.
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