Japan Lands Lander on Moon But Struggles to Generate Power

Japan Lands Lander on Moon

Japan has successfully landed a lander on the moon, but it is currently facing a problem.

The robot is not able to generate power via its solar panels.

The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, also known as Slim, is expected to live for a few hours as it is currently running batteries.

Japan became the fifth nation to land on the lunar surface

Scientists Working To Revive

The Japanese Space Agency said the lander is currently 100% reliant on its batteries and not generating any electricity via its solar panels.

Hitoshi Kuninaka, the head of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, reiterated that the angles of the solar panels were not in the right position.

Scientists are currently working to make sure the solar panels start working before the lander stops functioning.

Hitoshi Kuninaka, second from left, said the lander is receiving and responding to commands

Lander Receiving Commands

The head of the agency said the lander is receiving commands from the Earth and even responding to them quite precisely.

Scientists will not immediately abandon Slim if it does fall silent, because it could come back to life if the solar panels are correctly oriented.

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