The spacecraft is expected to launch in December from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, according to Indo Adbebi, chief executive of the Space Shuttle. As reported by Reuters, it is a ship whose shape refers to a round table and features four carbon fiber feet. His goal is to take photos and videos within two days of his arrival on Feb. 13, and take measurements on magnetic fields. According to Adbebi, it will be the smallest vessel ever landed on the moon.
Since 1966, the United States and the former Soviet Union have sent to the moon about 12 unmanned ships that have been successfully transported. China did it in 2013.
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The inauguration of the Israeli ship took place on Tuesday at Israel Aerospace Industries. It has a height of 1.5 meters and a weight of 585 kg, while the fuel is 2/3 of its weight. After launch, he will be released at an altitude of 60,000 km above the Earth, he will begin to revolve around him, until two months later he will be in orbit. from the moon. There he will slow down and perform a controlled recruitment, "soft", so that it is not damaged
"The loss is the most complicated part.The chosen point is relatively flat and the spaceship will have a visual contact with the Earth for communication, "Anthuri noted. "From the moment the ship reaches the point of landing, it will do so completely independently."
SpaceIL was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers, with a budget of $ 90 million. His financial support comes largely from individuals, including American Cheltenham Cheltenhamn Seldon Andelson and billionaire Morris Khan, co-founder of Amdocs, one of Israel's largest technology companies.