Soliton Systems Contributes to JAXA's Historic Lunar Landing with SLIM

Tokyo, Japan,  21 February 2024 - Soliton Systems K.K., one of first runners in Japan with IT (semiconductor design, IT security and multi-link image transportation), proudly announces its role in the successful moon landing of the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), a lunar landing demonstrator developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

SLIM, launched on September 7, 2023, achieved an unprecedented feat by landing on the moon with a world-first margin of 100 meters accuracy on January 20, 2024. This remarkable precision surpasses the accuracy of previous lunar landers, which had tolerances of several kilometers. SLIM's success marks a significant milestone, opening new possibilities for future lunar exploration missions, including resource extraction and utilization, such as the mining of water ice reserves.

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Soliton's contribution to the project includes providing JAXA with the conversion of the crucial software written in C language by JAXA for location selection into the digital circuits utilizing space-grade Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices.

Soliton utilized its own tool "eXCite" to convert the C code into the circuit information.

 Soliton expresses its commitment to supporting JAXA in future endeavors, particularly in the ongoing development of special semiconductors and circuit components.

 About Soliton Systems K.K.

With over 40 years of experience and expertise, Soliton Systems K.K. is a leading provider of software and hardware solutions for many technological innovations including image processing and navigation, IT Security, and ultra-low latency live streaming. The company's mission is to create innovative and reliable solutions that meet the evolving needs and expectations of its customers and society.


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