Lunarly probing, Japan

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Japan plans to land rover on moon in 2018
SentinelSource.com / April 26, 2015
JAXA Japan’s space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining an elite club of nations that have explored Earth’s satellite
“This is an initial step and a lot of procedures are still ahead before the plan is formally approved,” a JAXA spokesperson told reporters. If it is approved, the agency will reportedly use its Epsilon solid-fuel rocket technology to carry and deploy a SLIM probe — the acronym stands for “Smart Lander for Investigating Moon”
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snark-openThe JAXA spokesperson went on to explain that, left_quoter_14x24upon landing on the moon the SLIM moon probe will send and receive by fax* all of its data.right_quoter_13x24snark-closed

*The joke being that all Japanese companies, large and small, still rely fax machines even though they have advanced email and cloud services at their disposal.
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2 thoughts on “Lunarly probing, Japan”

  1. The JAXA spokesperson went on to explain that, ‘upon landing on the moon the SLIM probe will send and receive all of its data by fax’.

    Don’t worry…I’m sure it has the latest emoji character set. Now all they need to do is announce its “mascot image character.”

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