Japan through its technological advancements has made its way to the Space as Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is set to aid India’s next lunar voyage. Japan has always been a leading innovator in almost as technological markets. Japan’s entry to the space race isn’t new.
Japan has been researching in space sciences and has made progress too but does not make headlines because it mostly focuses on small, faster research missions since 2010. Japan due to its highly innovative technological market and the efficiency of the sector has been the home for the development of many innovations in the field of Aeronautics and Space sciences. The space agencies of India and Japan in November 2016 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for lunar exploration. Now as the two nations have conducted the Joint Mission Definition Review last year, they are set to start with requirements review. The “Vikram” – the lander of the “Chandrayaan 2” of the ISRO – descended towards the moon as planned till the altitude of 2.1 km from the lunar surface early on Saturday. It later lost contact with the ground stations – presumably due to the impact. India plans to use SLIM – Smart Lander for Investigation of Moon, for their next lunar expedition. According to JAXA, SLIM is the world’s first technology for precision landing on the moon. It will help the lander of the Japan-India moon mission to land exactly where its controllers in the earth will want it to touch down on the lunar surface.
Japan has had some amazing technological innovations and now it is set to showcase them in space explorations.