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The world's first Private Moon Lander will carry the Israeli Time Capsule

The first private loan mission is expected to start in February 2019, and it will carry some extra Israeli cargo to the moon surface. Nonprofit SpaceIL and the state-owned company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which created the spacecraft, announced Monday 17 December that the moon memory craft, known as Beresheet, will carry a digital time capsule with Israeli citizens MINIMUM ~~ POS = TRUNC. SpaceIL's mission to the Moon began as part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition. SpaceIL was the only Israeli team to participate in the competition, which initially offered a $ 30 million first prize to the privately funded team who could put a robot spacecraft on the moon, move the booklet 1 ,640 meters and have the high resolution images and video back to earth. [Moon Rush: These Companies Have Big Plans for Lunar Exploration] However, no team could make a launch attempt to reach the moon by March 31, 2018 and the Google Lunar X Prize competition ended without a profit. Regardless, SpaceIL continued to land a spacecraft on the moon. The company recently confirmed that Beresheet – which means Genesis in Hebrew – conducted a series of intensive tests and would soon be sent to launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for launch in February. "In addition to landing on the moon, Spaceil's collective vision is to create a new" Apollo Effect "to inspire the next generation in Israel and around the world to think differently about science, technology, technology and mathematics, saying business…

The first private loan mission is expected to start in February 2019, and it will carry some extra Israeli cargo to the moon surface.

Nonprofit SpaceIL and the state-owned company Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which created the spacecraft, announced Monday 17 December that the moon memory craft, known as Beresheet, will carry a digital time capsule with Israeli citizens MINIMUM ~~ POS = TRUNC.

SpaceIL’s mission to the Moon began as part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition. SpaceIL was the only Israeli team to participate in the competition, which initially offered a $ 30 million first prize to the privately funded team who could put a robot spacecraft on the moon, move the booklet 1

,640 meters and have the high resolution images and video back to earth. [Moon Rush: These Companies Have Big Plans for Lunar Exploration]

However, no team could make a launch attempt to reach the moon by March 31, 2018 and the Google Lunar X Prize competition ended without a profit.

Regardless, SpaceIL continued to land a spacecraft on the moon. The company recently confirmed that Beresheet – which means Genesis in Hebrew – conducted a series of intensive tests and would soon be sent to launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for launch in February.

“In addition to landing on the moon, Spaceil’s collective vision is to create a new” Apollo Effect “to inspire the next generation in Israel and around the world to think differently about science, technology, technology and mathematics, saying business representatives Spaceils mission page.

Driven by a SpaceX Falcon rocket launch, the robot landlords will lift off from Cape Canaveral in February. Beresheet was previously slated to launch to the moon before the end of this year, SpaceIL officials have said.

The time capsule , consisting of three small discs, contains digital files of memorabilia such as Israel’s declaration of independence and national anthem, Hebrew songs, Wayfarer’s prayer (Jewish prayer for a safe journey), paintings of Israeli children, the Israeli flag, the Bible, Israeli literature and other symbols in the country’s heritage, according to the statement.

“This is a very emotional moment,” said Yonatan Winetraub, e one in three SpaceIL founder, in the statement. “It’s very possible that future generations will find this information and want to learn more about this historical moment.”

The Israeli groups have no plans to return Beresheet to the earth, so spacecraft and time capsule will remain on the moon’s surface indefinitely.

“This is another step on the way to the moon,” said Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL, in the statement. “Inserting the slots into spacecraft, which is a real” time capsule “, indicates the spacecraft’s readiness to blow from launch site in a few weeks.”

The exact launch date in February has not yet been announced and will be determined by the launcher.

“The spacecraft’s historic journey, which also includes a scientific mission, significantly contributes to the space industry and space in Israel,” said Anteby. Together with the time closure, spacecraft will also collect data on the moon surface.

In October, SpaceIL and Israel’s Space Agency established a partnership with NASA, which will help the country improve its ability to track and communicate with spacecraft before, during and after landing on the moon.

After that landing, NASA will be able to precisely locate spacecraft on the moon surface using an instrument called a reflector that reflects laser beams. A magnetometer, which measures the magnetic field above the landing site, was also installed on Israeli spacecraft. That instrument will pass important information to NASA and other teams, according to the statement.

“We are proud to be the first non-governmental unit in the world to go to the moon,” said Opher Doron, IAI space chief, in the statement. “Landing on the Moon was for many years a debatable subject among the public, but we are seeing growing interest recently because the world’s superpowers try to return to the moon in a series of commercial missions.”

“There is no doubt that Technical Knowledge like IAI acquired during the development and construction of Beresheet along with Space IL and combined with space capabilities developed for more than 30 years at IAI, puts us on the global front in the ability to carry out moon missions. “

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