Israeli SpaceIL Targets 2019 Moon Mission

SpaceX запустит израильскую станцию на Луну

Kahn said the lunar launch "will fill Israel, in its 70th year, with pride".

Kahn said: "After eight challenging years, I am filled with pride that the first Israeli spacecraft, which is in its final construction and testing phases, will soon be making its way to the moon".

December space launch is a joint venture between SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries.

According to SpaceIL, once the spacecraft disengages from the launch rocket, it will begin orbiting Earth in continuously larger elliptical orbits.

Young Israeli scientists Yarivi Bash, Kfir Damari and Yonatan Winetraub made a decision to join the fight.

Hopefully, the success of the mission will inspire scientific curiosity among Israeli youth.Kahn said, "We are trying to replicate the Apollo effect in America", referring to the American program, which first landed on the Moon in 1969."If we continue to be a start-up country, then we have to meet engineers."But before its launch, according to Damari, the pod and its project have shown great interest among the children".

The project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, which offered Dollars 30 million (25 million euros) in prizes to encourage scientists and entrepreneurs to come up with relatively low-priced moon missions. "It is a national accomplishment that will put us on the world's space map", said SpaceIL President Morris Kahn.

That 20 Million competition challenged the private companies to try to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon. When it reaches the right altitude, it will ignite its engines and reduce its speed to allow the moon's gravity to capture it.

Once the craft lands on the moon, it will photograph and film the area surrounding the landing site, as well as measure the magnetic field of Earth's satellite. On the Moon, the ship will transmit the data in the IAI Control Center two days before its system is closed. More than two-thirds of the weight is fuel, which will be used up by the time it lands on the moon's surface. The measurements are intended for research conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science-UCLA.

Josef Weiss, IAI CEO stated, "As one who himself asked for the collaboration between IAI and SpaceIL, I respect the launch of its first Israeli spaceship to the moon for instance of the astonishing capacities one can reach in usual-citizen space movement".

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