Finally, this week it traveled far enough from Earth with an orbit of 400,000 kilometers (250,000 miles) to be captured by the moon's gravity and to be pulled into orbit.
Israel's first mission to the Moon - the Beresheet spacecraft - has completed its long and winding journey out of Earth's orbit and entered the Moon's orbit on 4 April, pulling off an important manoeuvre ahead of its planned soft landing on the Moon next week.
The spacecraft is expected to land on the moon on April 11.
SpaceIL is the nonprofit group behind the launch of the mission, and IAI are the Israeli equivalent of NASA.
"The lunar capture is an historic event in and of itself - but it also joins Israel in a seven-nation club that has entered the Moon's orbit", SpaceIL's chairman Morris Kahn said on 4 April 2019. The name בראשית is prounounced "beresheet" and is roughly translated from Hebrew to English to mean "Genesis" - aka the beginning.
On Wednesday evening, Beresheet is set to perform its final maneuver before the expected landing on Thursday scheduled between 22:00 pm and 23:00 pm Israel time. During the coming week, SpaceIL and IAI are to conduct a series of intense maneuvers with the spacecraft in preparation for the landing. Till last December, India and Israel were in the race to become the fourth country in the world to successfully land on the moon. It is roughly the size of a washing machine, reaching a height of 1.5 meters, about two meters in width, and weighing just 600 kilograms. The others lost control and crashed on the moon's surface.
UPDATE: As it turns out, Lunar XPRIZE will award them a $1M Moonshot Award.
The head of the IRS, meanwhile, agreed with Democrats that it's primarily his decision to make - though he reports to Mnuchin. He said that when Republicans controlled the House, "they did not treat the secretary of the Treasury this way".
In most cases, the session starts with a routine "open question" from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. A spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn said today the talks are "being conducted in a serious, detailed and engaged way".
It appears Netanyahu's party - Likud - has a pathway to do that, relying on a coalition of far-right and ultra-orthodox parties. He faces up to 10 years in jail if convicted of bribery and a maximum three-year term for fraud and breach of trust.
It would be great if Google could implement the Deep Press feature in such a manner that all kinds of the screen could benefit. Well, the long press gesture lets Android users see shortcuts related to specific apps and was continued on Android 9 Pie .
At the same time, he insisted he wasn't vouching for the US president with his comments on Mueller's investigation. Putin said. "They disagree with the choice of the American people and seek to reduce the results to zero".
The studio has tapped screenwriter John August ( Big Fish ) to pen the prequel script, his publicist Bebe Lerner confirmed. No word yet on exactly how August plans to bring this story to life, but the way I see it we have three options here.
She missed a short par putt at the eighth but was back on track with her third birdie of the round at the 11th. Ko took the customary winner's leap into Poppie's Pond with her caddie, David Brooker by her side.
Fang Fang Zhang , an associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University . While certain nutrients may contribute to a longer life, they need to come from a food source, the study found.
Accountability: Mechanisms should be put in place to ensure responsibility and accountability for AI systems and their outcomes. One of the requirements ensures that personal data of the citizens will not be used to harm or to discriminate them.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery , has said Bernd Leno registered a "perfect" performance in their 1-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday. Mesut Özil was not a happy bunny after Unai Emery made the decision to take him off during the Everton match .
Japanese F-35 Fighter Jet Crashes into the Pacific
Wreckage from a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet has been found a day after it disappeared off the radar over the Pacific. If confirmed , the Japanese loss would be the second involving the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.
Patriots Sign TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to One-Year Contract
Seferian-Jenkins has been in the National Football League for five seasons and most recently played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Given the uncertainty of that group, expect tight end to remain a priority for the Patriots in the upcoming draft.
Yasiel Puig charges at Chris Archer as brawl gets heated
The Pirates travel to Cincinnati in late May for a four-game series, which will surely make for interesting viewing. Archer's pitch infuriated Reds skipper Bell, who marched onto the field to remonstrate with the umpiring crew.
Barr: 'I think spying did occur' against Trump campaign
For more than a year, the DOJ inspector general has been investigating allegations that early actions in the probe were improper. Barr said he has not set up a team yet, but has "in mind having some colleagues help me pull all this information together".
Winter weather returns this week
It was last April - yes, technically the first full week of spring - when 15.8 inches of snow fell in the Twin Cities. Parts of the Midwest, including bomb cyclone-hit Nebraska , might also see a new round of flash flooding .
British woman facing Dubai jail for ‘insulting ex’s new wife’
According to the BBC , Shahravesh had been bailed and was now staying in a hotel, though her passport had been confiscated. Ms Shahravesh had been married to her ex-husband for 18 years and the couple had lived in Dubai for an eight-month period.
Chris Archer Suspended Five Games for Sunday's Incident
I think two games is a little light for Puig, considering he acted like a madman Sunday and was looking to hurt someone. Bell's suspension is to be served tonight. "I was suspended (because) things escalated when I came out", Bell said.
Another Oppo Reno patent shows three-camera rear setup
Together, these three rear cameras cover an equivalent focal length ranging from 16mm to 160mm, thus offering 10x hybrid zoom . Both phones share a 48MP f/1.7 primary camera (IMX586), but the two differ when it comes to the rest of the camera setup.