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Japan's moon lander comes back to life

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By Kyoko HASEGAWA

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Marvellous. Lots of doomers were jibbing the Japanese for their apparent failure last week. lol.

Glad to see JAXA got SLIM up and running

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Good !

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GO JAXA..

GO JAPAN!!!...

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All those days I used to go to the JAXA building at 3AM: good times! Nice to see this achievement. Per aspera ad astra!

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Good show, JAXA! Keep up the good work.

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Great news!

Despite being at the wrong angle, the mission achieved its main objective of landing within 100m of the target, and getting even more data on top of this is a great bonus. According to other reports, it would've been much closer than 55m away (I read within 3m) were it not for engine trouble, so it looks like the underlying navigation tech is sound even if some of the engineering failed, which is very encouraging.

Here's hoping they learn a ton of useful stuff for future landings - both for JAXA and Artemis.

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Looking forward to the sharing of a wealth of information. This is indeed good news.

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IT'S ALIVE, IT'S ALIVE yahuuuuu, Congratulations .

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Lots of negatives being handed out. Why?

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Japan's moon lander comes back to life…

よかった! :)

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OK, a lowest possible quality picture of the surface, and now what? It's just like throwing a little stone into a river and hoping for a fish being hit and that fish then jumps into your hungry hands. You wouldn't try to catch fish this way or would you?

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Excellent news. Huge relief!

But, hey, crack a smile fellahs! (These guys don't look they are over the moon.)

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All know battery's getting low feeling...Big MOON Relief!

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Right On. Keep moving forward!

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Glad they were able to get it going again. Better luck on the landing next time, JAXA. 

This is good news for a change, we need this.

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The big challenge for JAXA is to get the H3 up and operational as there are only two more H2A rockets planned before that program is shut down.

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This is the way to go. No need to shoot humans up there when you can have robots (soon with AI, so equal to human decision making)

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