WION News | 18/01/2024 08:40 PM | Click to read full article
Japan is hoping for the success of its Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) mission. If the mission succeeds, Japan will be the fifth nation to achieve a soft landing on the Moon. The Japanese space agency is using pinpoint technology for its landing and all eyes are on it after the recent string of failures of other lunar missions. SLIM's descent is slated to start at midnight on Saturday (8:30 pm IST on Friday). If all goes well, the touchdown will take place 20 minutes after that.