Publicado: Mier, Abril 17, 2019
Ciencia | Por Aurelio Ontiveros

Days after failed moonlanding, Israel plans second lunar mission

Days after failed moonlanding, Israel plans second lunar mission

The aim of the mission was to take pictures and conduct experiments.

China's Chang'e-4 made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon on January 3, after a probe sent by Beijing made a lunar landing elsewhere in 2013.

Speaking on Sunday, the Israeli PM was full of praise for the mission, saying it had "put Israel into the history books" as one of seven countries to orbit the moon. When, before Beresheet's launch, I asked project director Dr. Ido Antebi how excited he was from 1 to 10, he replied: "11". "It's been an awesome journey, I hope we get a chance for another one". The craft carried an instrument known as the SpaceIL Magnometer (SILMAG), which would have measured magnetism of moon rocks and help to answer how it developed a magnetic field in the first place.

Opher Doron is a general manager Aerospace Industries.

"Write this down: In three years we will get another spacecraft on the moon, and this one will land in one piece", said Netanyahu.

He said the spacecraft's engine turned off shortly before landing, and scientists were still trying to figure out the cause.

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After getting its start at the Google Lunar XPrize Contest, that ultimately ended without a victor, Beresheet's lunar voyage gained momentum over the years, becoming regarded as evaluation of Israel's technological prowess and possible key to respect. The mission was over. She's worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. In a statement, IAI said that it would be happy to be part of further space missions in partnership with SpaceIL.

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By harnessing the Earth's gravity it could effectively swing out to reach the moon.

The $100 million mission could not manage its own rocket Beresheet hitched a ride to the SpaceX Falcon rocket, launched from Florida in February.

For the past two months, Beresheet, which means "Genesis" or "In the Beginning", traveled around the Earth several times before entering lunar orbit.

The average distance to the Moon is 380,000km (240,000 miles) - Beresheet travelled more than 15 times that distance.

Instead of sitting alone on a rocket that would put it on the flawless trajectory to the Moon, it blasted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket along with a communications satellite and an experimental aircraft. "The legacy SpaceIL will have on the future of the space industry is significant".

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