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Became known the causes of the crash of the Japanese lunar module Hakuto-R

The developers of the Japanese company ispace explained the cause of the crash of the Hakuto-R lunar module. According to reports, this was due to an incorrect height estimate.

The module flew over a cliff and made an error in estimating the distance to the surface of the moon, accurate RIA Novosti. He started going down. After two minutes of descent, the module ran out of fuel and crashed on the surface.

The company, however, said it plans to address the errors and return the module to the Moon next year.

Recall that Hakuto-R with the lunar rover Arab Rashid on board was to descend to the surface of the Moon on April 26, but moments before the planned descent, communication with the module was lost. Experts, assessing the situation, said he probably made a hard landing and exploded.

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