MembersMoon Mission

The Israel Space Agency and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on July 10 that SpaceIL is planning a moon landing.

By Michael Selutin |
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Photo: Photo: Flash90

SpaceIL is an Israeli non-governmental organization.

The spacecraft will be shipped to the US in November and launched in December. The moon landing is scheduled for February 13, 2019. “We will hoist the Israeli flag on the moon,” said Dr. Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL. “We’ve developed a very small spacecraft, it’s only 2 meters in diameter and only 1.5 meters high, while the weight, which is a very important factor, is only 600 kilograms. The part that will land on the moon weighs only 180 kilograms. “

SpaceIL was founded in 2011 to participate in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, in which the Internet giant offered a prize of $20 million to anyone who could land a craft on the moon by 2016. None of the participants were able to meet this deadline, but several were close, including SpaceIL, so Google...

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