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Tech April 26, 2023

Japan’s ispace assumes failure in bid to make first commercial moon landing

The Japanese startup, ispace, faced a setback in its endeavor to achieve the first private moon landing on Tuesday, as engineers grappled to re-establish communication with its Hakuto-R Mission 1 (M1) lander long after it was scheduled to touch down on the lunar surface. During a company live stream, Takeshi Hakamada, the CEO of ispace, announced that due to the loss of communication with the lander, the team had to assume that the lunar touchdown could not be completed. Meanwhile, mission control engineers in Tokyo were working persistently to regain contact with the lander.

Sources: CGTN

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