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Japanese SLIM lander awakes after second lunar night
Posted: Sun, Mar 31, 2024, 9:04 AM ET (1304 GMT)
SLIM lunar lander (JAXA) Japan's SLIM lunar lander continues to defy the odds. The lander has survived a second lunar night and is transmitting data again, the Japanese space agency JAXA announced Thursday. SLIM landed in January and the solar-powered spacecraft was not designed to survive the lunar night. However, SLIM revived in late February and sent data for several data before going back into hibernation for a second night.
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