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Smart Lander for Investigating Moon "SLIM" Achieves World's First High-Precision Landing on the Moon


Rendition of SLIM touching down on Moon (courtesy JAXA)

TOKYO, January 26, 2024 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), a spacecraft developed by the company under contract with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), successfully achieved a high-precision landing on the lunar surface at 00:20 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) on January 20.

Data collected by JAXA confirmed that the precision touchdown was just 55 meters east of the target landing point, a level of accuracy that far surpasses that of conventional lunar landings, which are typically within several kilometers of their targets, making this an unprecedented achievement. High-precision landing technology for the precise positioning of spacecraft will become increasingly important for future lunar and planetary exploration.


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