Israel launches its first moon spacecraft in December

Mindy Sparks
July 14, 2018

Also, earlier, with SpaceX landing complex SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral launched rocket, the Falcon 9, which should put into orbit a geostationary satellite SES-12.

"This is a small and smart vehicle, said at a press conference, IDO, Antabi of SpaceIL".

The research, conducted in cooperation with scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, will use a magnetometer on the spacecraft to attempt to understand how the rocks on the moon received their magnetism. Gaya.For Kahn, Israel will already have a "great achievement" - "America will give us a feeling of pride that we really need" - to keep the moon share with three global powers - the United States, Russia and China.'Backup plan " IAi CEO Yossi Weiss said that instead of winning, there is not a way to prove technical skills, but it is urgently needed for mankind so that it can erase their resources faster.Weiss said, "We should think about backup plans".

"After eight challenging years, I am filled with pride that the first Israeli spacecraft, which is in its final construction and testing phases, will soon be making its way to the moon", Kahn said. The Israeli craft will be the smallest to land on the moon, weighing only 1,322 pounds or 600 kilograms.

"What we're doing is we're trying to replicate the Apollo effect in the United States", Kahn told reporters, referring to the surge in interest in science and engineering after the USA space program landed on the moon in 1969.

Planners with the $95 million project, largely funded by South African-Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn and other donors, hope to land on the moon on February 13.


The maximum speed expected to reach is over 10 km per second (36,000 kilometers, or almost 22,370 miles, per hour), the report adds. The rocket will deliver the apparatus to a height of 60 thousand km, and it will be released on elliptical path around the Earth.

The spacecraft's design and development process began in 2013, two years after Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari and Yonatan Winetraub founded SpaceIL and registered for the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.

SpaceIL originally started this project as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, but they along with all the other competitors weren't able to make the March 31, 2018 deadline to land a craft on the moon and move it 500M once it landed.

Josef Weiss, IAI CEO said, "As one who has personally brought the collaboration with SpaceIL to IAI, I regard the launch of the first Israeli spacecraft to the moon as an example of the wonderful capabilities one can reach in civilian-space activity".

At this point, it will ignite its engines and reduce its speed to allow the moon's gravity to capture it.

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