PM Modi hails Japan's first soft moon landing

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By ETV Bharat English Desk

Published : Jan 21, 2024, 12:27 PM IST

Japan's lunar lander finished a successful touchdown on the lunar surface after midnight on Saturday. Japan became the fifth country to reach moon after the U.S., Russia, China, and India.

Japan's lunar lander finished a successful touchdown on the lunar surface after midnight on Saturday. Japan became the fifth country to reach the Moon after the U.S., Russia, China, and India.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida for JAXA's first soft Moon landing.

He further said that the India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) looks forward to cooperating with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in space exploration.

In a post in X, PM Modi said, "Congratulations Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and everyone at JAXA on achieving Japan's first soft Moon landing. India looks forward to our cooperation in space exploration between ISRO and JAXA."

  • Congratulations Prime Minister @Kishida230 and everyone at JAXA on achieving Japan’s first soft Moon landing. India looks forward to our cooperation in space exploration between @isro and JAXA. https://t.co/lvQ99iltDH

    — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 20, 2024 " class="align-text-top noRightClick twitterSection" data=" ">

Japan's lunar lander completed a successful touchdown on the moon’s surface just after midnight on Saturday. With the landing, Japan becomes just the fifth country to land a craft on the moon, after the U.S., Russia, China, and India.

According to reports, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has confirmed the landing of the spacecraft equipped with a variety of instruments, including a camera, a laser altimeter, and a magnetometer, which will be used to study the Moon's geology, environment, and resources.

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