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Tech & Science Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails

04:36  15 april  2019
04:36  15 april  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Israeli scientists are about to attempt the first private moon landing, and you can watch live video of the historic feat

Israeli scientists are about to attempt the first private moon landing, and you can watch live video of the historic feat In February, SpaceX launched the first private moon mission. Beresheet, as the 1,300-lb robot is called, was designed by an Israeli nonprofit called SpaceIL.

The maiden mission cost about 0 million, most of it raised from private donors like Kahn. He said in the interview that Israeli government participation amounted to about million. Private donors were already pledging funds for the new project, Kahn said, but he added that money should come from the

The aerospace company behind Israel ’s failed first moonshot said on Saturday it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from private The Google Lunar X Prize Competition, which offered million for the first privately funded venture to make it to the moon , is what first drove SpaceIL to

Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails © Reuters/HANDOUT FILE PHOTO: An image taken by Israel spacecraft, Beresheet, upon its landing on the moon, obtained by Reuters from Space IL The aerospace company behind Israel's failed first moonshot said on Saturday it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from private donors and the public.

The robot craft Beresheet, built by non-profit SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), crashed on its final descent on Thursday, dashing Israel's hope of becoming the fourth country to manage a controlled lunar landing.

"I have had time to think, over the weekend, about what happened, and given all of the encouragement I got, and the support from people all over the world I have come tonight to announce a new project - Beresheet 2," SpaceIL president and high-tech billionaire Morris Kahn told Israel's Channel 12 TV.

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First privately funded moon lander crash-lands A successful touchdown would have made Israel the fourth country to pull off a lunar landing. Despite the crash, the mission is still significant.

The maiden mission cost about 0 million (76.45 million pounds), most of it raised from private donors like Kahn. He said in the interview that Israeli government participation amounted to about million. Private donors were already pledging funds for the new project, Kahn said, but he added that

In new and fragile democracies, however, courts tend to exercise more influence over other branches of government, reflecting the recognition that these institutions may not have the capacity or willingness to enforce fundamental human rights and Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails .

The maiden mission cost about $100 million, most of it raised from private donors like Kahn. He said in the interview that Israeli government participation amounted to about $3 million.

Private donors were already pledging funds for the new project, Kahn said, but he added that money should come from the public for "a project of the people of Israel".

"We will not rely on government support," he said.

The Beresheet 2 task force would convene on Sunday, he said: "We began something that we shall complete, and we will place our flag on the moon."

IAI said in a statement it would be happy to be part of further space missions in partnership with SpaceIL under Kahn's leadership".

So far, only three nations have succeeded in carrying out a controlled landing on the lunar surface - the United States, the Soviet Union and China.

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Spacecraft crashes in to lunar surface after engine and communications breakdown.

New Beresheet Mission Being Planned By Israel After Failed Moon Mission . An Israeli spacecraft on its maiden mission to the moon has sent its first selfie back to Earth, mission chiefs said on Tuesday.

Launched from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket two months ago, Beresheet - Hebrew for "Genesis" or "In the beginning" - would have been the first craft to land on the moon that was not the product of a government program.

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China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'.
Beijing plans to send a manned mission to the moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported Wednesday, citing a top space official. China aims to achieve space superpower status and took a major step towards that goal when it became the first nation to land a rover on the far side of the moon in January. It now plans to build a scientific research station on the moon's south pole within the next 10 years, China National Space Administration head Zhang Kejian said during a speech marking "Space Day", the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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