the Japanese company ispaceheadquartered in Tokyo, Japan, will launch the HAKUTO-R M1 spacecraft today, Thursday, December 1, what it wants to be first completely private mission to land on the surface of the Moonas reported by the above company specialized in the development of robotic spacecraft technologies landers to manufacture and robbers.
As revealed by those in charge of the mission, if all goes according to plan, right on 05:37 from Argentinawill start the mission, from the Space launch complex 40 (SLC-40) located on the Space Force Station’s Cape Canaveral, Florida, United Statesa low energy transfer orbit in a spacex rocket Falcon 9.
The operation will last 3-5 monthsin which the ship will try discover the secrets of spacewhile, once on the moon, it will perform a series of experiments in collaboration with various commercial and agency entities on Earth.
So is this historic Japanese lunar mission will look for water in Earth’s natural satellitewith the intention of take advantage of water resources moles to enrich life on Earth and expand the sphere of life into space.
The Hakuto-R M1 lander will perform exploratory tasks as a stationary probe, but it will also attempt to deliver various payloads to the lunar surface, including the 10 kilo Rashid robber which was built in the United Arab Emirates, and a transformable robot ballcalled SORA-Q, created and produced by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the toy company Tomy.
In addition, other lander payloads include a flight computer powered by Canadian Space Agency AI, a moon camera developed by the company Canadensys, a solid state batterya CD with the song “Sorato” performed by the Japanese band “Sakanaction” and a panel inscribed with the names of crowdfunding supporters.
“We are trying to make the Earth and the Moon into one systema new economy with space infrastructure at its core that will support human life, enabling the durability“, noticed Takeshi Hakamada, CEO of Ispace.
“We’ve accomplished a lot in the six short years since we first started conceptualizing this project in 2016.concluded the Japanese businessman.
Finally, from Ispace they reported that while the start can be seen live via the official page (https://ispace-inc.com), barring any unexpected issues, is expected the Hakuto-R M1 lander will land in the Atlas crater on the moon in April 2023.