SpaceIL Unmanned Lunar Mission on Course for the Moon

Israel’s unmanned lunar mission is on course to land on the moon’s Sea of Serenity on April 11. It will be between the Apollo 12 and 15 landing sites. The lower power of the booster rocket required an additional rocket burn to boost its orbit so that it will reach the moon. This burn was successful and the craft will reach lunar orbit where it will adjust its lunar orbit until it is ready to land. The $100 million Beresheet spacecraft is a joint venture between startup SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries. From April 11 to 13th, the spacecraft is expected to carry out two or three days of experiments collecting data about the moon’s magnetic fields before shutting down.
SOURCES- SpaceIl, Israeli Times

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