Sunday, 16 December, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket For Israel Moon Landing Mission

Moon landing SpaceIL lunar probe SPACEIL GETTYMoon landing SpaceIL's lunar probe will launch by the end of the year
Cary Marshall | 13 July, 2018, 16:11

SpaceIL explained: "While the other Google Lunar X Prize teams developed large rovers to move the required 500 meters on the Moon's surface, in order to conserve mass, SpaceIL developed the idea of a space hop: to have the spacecraft land and then take off again with the fuel left in its propulsion system, and then perform another landing 500 meters away".

The first Israeli lunar spacecraft in the clean room.

So far, only the US, Russia and China have landed spacecrafts on the moon.

The IAI-built spacecraft, which was build in 2013, will be transferred to the United States in November, ahead of the launch.

But the SpaceIL team hopes that putting an Israeli-made module on the moon could help maintain Israel's technological momentum for years to come.

About it reports Reuters with a reference to the Executive Director SpaceIL IDO Anteby.

The project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, which in 2010 offered $30 million (25 million euros) in awards to encourage scientists and entrepreneurs to come up with relatively low-priced moon missions. Its maximum speed will reach more than 10 km per second.

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At a press conference at IAI's MBT Space facility in Yehud, Israel, the partners said that the US$88 million spacecraft will take two months to reach the Moon after lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and at 1,322 lb (600 kg) it will be the smallest spacecraft to touch down on the Moon's surface. It will begin orbiting Earth on an elliptical path.

Two Israeli companies want to make their home nation only the fourth to ever reach the moon. SpaceIL CEO Anteby said that the organisation will put the Israeli flag on the Moon. However, the probe will land on the Moon in February 2019.

Although the Google prize expired in March without a victor having reached the moon, Israel's team pledged to push forward.

SpaceIL aims to set in motion an "Apollo effect" in Israel: To encourage the next generation of Israeli children to choose to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); to change their perception of these subjects; to generate a sense of capability; and to allow them to dream big dreams even in their small country.

IAI CEO Josef Weiss said he regards the launch of the first Israeli spacecraft to the moon as an example of the unbelievable capabilities once can reach in civilian space activity.

It might be a privately funded mission, but SpaceIL could be a national effort looking to raise interest in space travel throughout Israel.

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