The organization had the most developed project among the finalists, but it was still not possible to make the deadline. While the competition ended with no winners, SpaceIL still found a way to give its creation a shot at doing what it was meant to do. The group will not only win $ 20 million, even if the landlord meets Google’s original requirements, including being able to run up to 500 meters on the moon surface and transfer HD videos and images back to earth.
Successful deployment of SpaceIL Lunar Lander was confirmed, launched the spacecraft’s two-month journey to the moon pic.twitter.com/iMlVYJHef3
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Beresheet will spend the nearest months around the earth and then let the moon’s gravity pull it into the lunar path. It will then reduce its circulation until it finally lands on the northern lunar half-bird sometime in April. One can say that the lander takes the scenic route by using that method, but SpaceIL is not in a hurry. In addition, the technology is efficient and fuel efficient.
According to The New York Times the lander can only make a few days’ notice. It will use that time to measure the moon’s magnetic field as it approaches landing, which can shed light on the moon’s core which is believed to be made of iron. Landers also have retroreflectors installed by NASA that can bounce back lasers radiated from the earth to get an accurate measurement of the distance between our planet and its natural satellite.
While the lander is a SpaceIL creation, NASA is still involved in the project. It will use the agency’s deep-space telecommunications network to radiate data back to its ground team. The team also used NASA images to find the perfect landing site. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement:
“Congratulations to SpaceIL and Israel’s Space Agency. This is a historic step for all nations and commercial spaces as we look to expand our partnerships beyond Earth’s orbit to the Moon  In July, I was in Israel and was very impressed by their commitment to expanding their role in the world’s space society, as we better understand Israel’s ability and innovative work in their private sector, we know they will become an even stronger international partner in the future, a decisive factor in the success of expanding commercial space to the moon and eventually moving on to Mars and beyond. There are fantastic opportunities to wait for Israel and all of us to promote the space limit. “