Science News

Japan SLIM lander lands on moon but short of power as solar panel not working more details

Japan SLIM lander lands on moon but short of power as solar panel not working more details
Written by Manoj Kadam
Japan SLIM lander lands on moon but short of power as solar panel not working more details

Japan SLIM lander lands on moon but short of power as solar panel not working more details

Japan has successfully managed to step on the moon. Japan's Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) vehicle landed on the lunar surface at midnight on Saturday. But due to some technical glitches in the craft, it cannot be said clearly whether it will be able to fulfill all its objectives there or not. Because the problem discussed here is related to its use of solar power. In such a situation, if the lander is not able to use solar power, then there will be obstacles in achieving the goals of the mission.

Japan's successful landing on the Moon now makes it the fifth country in the world to have succeeded in reaching the Moon. Before this, America, Russia, China, and India have succeeded in setting foot on the moon. According to Reuters, an official from the country's space agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has said that the lander has succeeded in landing on the surface, but it cannot be confirmed yet that it will reach its target site. Whether it has landed within a radius of 100 meters or not.

Japanese Space Agency President Hiroshi Yamanaka told a news conference that he believes they have succeeded in making a soft landing. From there, data is being continuously sent to the earth, which means that success has been achieved in soft landing. But a problem has arisen here. Officials have said that the solar panels on the lander are not able to generate electricity, and the lander is currently running only on the batteries installed on it. This battery can last only for a few hours.

Also Check:  Biggest explosion in the Sun in 6 years increased danger to Earth Watch Video

In such a situation, the mission of the lander may be in trouble because electricity will be required to carry out the activity there. Officials have said that they will try to do as much work as possible there as per the available batteries. But he also said that running out of battery does not mean the end of the mission. Officials believe that the solar panels were not damaged during landing. When the sun changes its angle in a few weeks the panels can begin generating electricity, furthering the mission. However, Japan has succeeded in setting foot on the moon, but a question mark has been raised on the mission. In such a situation, it remains to be seen to what extent Japan succeeds in its efforts.

For the latest tech news, smartphone reviews and exclusive offers on popular mobiles, download the Ocean of Gadgets Android app and follow us on Google News.

#Japan #SLIM #lander #lands #moon #short #power #solar #panel #working #details

About the author

Manoj Kadam

Leave a Comment