NASA orbiter spies Japan's struggling SLIM moon lander on lunar surface (image)

Sep 20, 2020
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Can't believe they designed a probe that doesn't self right, and the rover doesn't have the energy to push it upright. Massive design fail
Not so easy to design and test a probe in vacuum of space where we cant realistically test designs here on on Earth with gravity. Personally id like to see a probe able to be flown manually like a drone - there's about 3 seconds of latency I believe from here to the moon. If a probe is not orientating correctly or trajectory isn't quite right you would think it could be flown manually for a period. So many probes crashing into moon shows even computer driven trajectories are somewhat unreliable.
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