“We have to assume that we could not complete the landing on the lunar surface,” Hakamada said.https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2023/04/25/ispace-moon-landing-watch-live.html
…Ispace engineers observed that the estimated remaining propellant was “at the lower threshold and shortly afterward the descent speed rapidly increased.”https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/25/science/ispace-moon-lander-japan.html
Or as the New York Times reporter succinctly puts it: “In other words, the spacecraft ran out of fuel and fell.”
Another “hard landing on the lunar surface.”
I.e., it crashed onto the Moon and went kablooie.
So much for private company based space exploration.
Spaceships are having a difficult week…