SpaceIL was founded eight years ago to compete in the Google Lunar X Prize, an worldwide competition to see whether a private enterprise could land a spacecraft on the moon, move 500 meters in any direction, and transmit live, high-definition video from the lunar surface. It blasted off from a 32-story-tall rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8.45pm EST (1.45 GMT).
Once it lands on the moon, the spacecraft carrying the Israeli flag will begin taking photographs of the landing site and a selfie to prove that it has indeed landed on the moon. The lander will use a thruster from Norwegian supplier Nammo to reach the moon, and to conduct a 500-meter "hop" to another location on the lunar surface. It will be the first private landing on the moon.
"We thought it's about time for a change, and we want to get little Israel all the way to the moon", said Yonatan Winetraub, co-founder of Israel's SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization behind the effort. ARSP.B1) and SpaceIL reported that the spacecraft was in an elliptical orbit en-route to the moon, where it will touch down seven weeks from now on April 11. It's set to be the smallest spacecraft to ever land on the Moon.
After separating from the rocket, the SpaceIL craft, named "Beresheet", Hebrew for Genesis, will travel around Earth in progressively larger orbits, eventually entering the moon's orbit and touching down for a landing there. Indonesia has a communications satellite on board the space probe too, joining the Beresheet lander and one other satellite to make up the payload, according to the Associated Press.
During its descent, the spacecraft will measure the Moon's magnetic field, potentially revealing new details about iron core deep below, reportsThe New York Times. But Israel's privately funded lunar lander - a first not just for Israel but commercial space - is generating the buzz. To achieve this, the United States space agency is changing its model and no longer wants to design the missions itself. The "Apollo 8"- Misison of the U.S. space Agency, NASA, launched on the Morning of the 21.
The competition was canceled in January 2018 when none of the five teams left in the competition was able to meet the March deadline for a launch.
"In religion and ethics, science and scholarship, we have long reached for the stars; now we are rightfully reaching the moon". Chang'e 4, as well as the suspended moon vehicle Jadehase 2 to collect data.
British lawmakers voted 432-202 against her deal on January 15, the worst defeat in modern British parliamentary history. Another official said: "It's an opportunity where everyone can talk, but don't expect a deal there".
Lisa's statement read: 'As Time's Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development. She went public with her experience on Facebook "because I don't want it to happen to anyone else", she said.
According to police documents, the women involved in the Jupiter investigation "came from China on temporary work visas". The NFL lists fines, suspensions and even banishment from the league as possible disciplinary options in the policy.
He said it can operate at an impressive depth at a speed many times faster than the fastest vessels or torpedoes in use today. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul arrives at the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow on May 15, 2013.
Guaido scored important symbolic boosts Thursday as 11 Venezuelan diplomats based in the U.S. declared their support for him. He also announced on Thursday the arrival of another 7.5 tons of medicine and medical supplies from Russian Federation .
Tiger holds the record of 18 WGC titles, but the last came in the 2013 Cadillac Championship at Doral. Viewers of the WGC-Mexico Championship can expect to see a whole lot of unfamiliar faces this week.
Terrier shot wide seconds before the break and Depay finally got involved when he curled a shot wide in the 52nd. Barcelona's Lionel Messi attempted nine shots in this match, four more than Lyon registered.
Terror researcher Seamus Hughes told CNN this week that Muthana had been a "key node" among English-language ISIS propagandists. She left east London along with two other teenage girls in 2015 to join Islamic State in Syria , but now wants to return home.
Huawei breaks price ceiling with $2,600 folding 5G smartphone
Meanwhile, Huawei has found itself stuck in the middle of tensions between the USA and China in the race to roll out 5G networks. As Huawei pointed out, that's thinner than practically every phone out there, and even thinner than Apple's latest iPad Pro.
Kelly has been officially charged with aggravated sexual abuse
Over the years, Kelly, who is best known for hits such as " I Believe I Can Fly ", has consistently denied any sexual misconduct. CNN has seen the VHS tape that appears to show Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old.
BATE in the Europa League
And it was only the seventh time this season the World Cup victor had completed a full 90 minutes. However, he has now started seven of Arsenal's last eight matches in all competitions.
‘Endgame’ of Mueller Investigation ‘Is Near’
He and newly-installed Attorney General William Barr worked together years ago at the powerhouse law firm Kirkland & Ellis. In this report, Mueller will have to detail why he chose to prosecute (or not prosecute) each matter he investigated .