SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating the Moon) is a Japanese technology demonstration lunar landing mission to demonstrate pin-point landing technique and obstacle detection technique.
The SLIM project is a mission for researching the pinpoint landing technology necessary for future lunar probes and verifying this on the surface of the moon with a small scale probe.
In order to “pin-point landing” of this level, SLIM mission will demonstrate new image-based onboard navigation system and autonomous landing along with several other new technologies (e.g. “tow stage” landing sequence, metal shock absorbers). The SLIM spacecraft weight is ~730 kg wet mass and ~200 kg class dry mass. Its main propulsion consists of two 500 N class bipropellant thruster with N2H4 and MON-3. Tp>
After landing, SLIM project is planning to observe the lunar surface around landing site using the Multi-Band Camera (MBC).
|Type / Application:||Lunar lander|
|Power:||Solar array, batteries|
|SLIM||2023-137D||06.09.2023||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-202||with XRISM|