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Private Japanese lunar lander performs 2nd major maneuver on its way to the moon

The HAKUTO-R lunar lander by Japanese startup ispace is on its way to Earth’s natural satellite after successfully completing its second major deep-space maneuver.

HAKUTO-R, which launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Dec. 11, 2022, has already traveled over 770,000 miles (1,24 million kilometers) from Earth, according to a company statement (opens in new tab)

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