SpaceIL 's Beresheet project to begin a second try, after reaching the moon but failing to land,.



In a new Beresheet space project is set to get underway after its benefactor, Morris Kahn announced he will finance a second attempt.

After its failure, SapceIL 's spacecraft Beresheet crashed onto the moon' s surface Thrusday, but the project is not destined to end there. Morris Khan told reporters "We've started, and should complete the mission.

Morris Kahn and the spacecraft Beresheet (Photo: Shaul Golan)

Morris Kahn and the spacecraft Beresheet (Photo: Shaul Golan)

Beresheet project engineers worked to understand what had gone wrong in the final, fatal seconds before the spacecraft crashed. Ofer Doron, Director of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) describes the dramatic moments trying to save the project.

Beresheet spacecraft crashes

Beresheet spacecraft crashes

"We identified a problem with one of the failed acceleration sensors," Doron explained. "It is a problem that causes problems on the spacecraft's computers and shutdown the engine operating at a maximum speed.

"NASA has expressed regret over the failure of the Genesis mission to land on the moon, but we are committing space for their privately funded mission to orbit the moon.

Costing one hundred million dollars, Beresheet was the cheapest spacecraft to date, to successfully orbit the moon, An achievement only six other countries can claim

Millionaire Morris Kahn told Israeli media that it will be released in the future, a new Beresheet project will be launched. "We must complete what we've started" Kahn said.


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