Hiten


Hiten was an ISAS (Japan) mission which orbited the Earth in a highly eccentric orbit which brought it by the Moon. On its first lunar flyby it dropped the probe Hagoromo into lunar orbit, making Japan the third nation with a lunar orbiter. Hiten was intentionally hard-landed on the Moon on 10 April 1993.


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NASA Official: Dr. Ed Grayzeck Last Updated: 14 May 2003, DRW