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Lander loses communication to the aerospace during touch down

Takeshi Hakamad, founder and CEO of Japanese lunar exploration company Ispace, cut off communication for 1 minute during landing on the surface of the moon. Hukuto-R-Mission 1 planned to land on the northern sector of the moon at 16:40 UTC, but at the last minute they cut off the connection.

In 2019, India and Israel made an attempt that was not profitable, and the GAT crashed. In these landing attempts, speed data and signals were recovered last.

Hakamad said that “our M1 lander was able to communicate till the last minute, which is a great achievement,” giving hope and courage for the M2 and M3 missions in 2024 and 2025.

The M2 lander, about 7 feet tall, carried small rovers and playloads from the Mohommed Bin Rshid space centre in Dubai. A two-wheeled transformable lunar robot from J A X A, the Japanese space agency A test module for a solid-state battery from NGR Spark Play Company An AI flight computer and 360-degree cameras from Canadensis Aerospace.

They start their journey on December 11, 2022, with the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. M2 and M3 are contributed by NASA’s Artermis programme. M3 carries playloads to the surface and also settles two communication satellites.

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