The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet is designed to escape Earth's gravitational pull on Thursday afternoon in a maneuver that we hope will allow it to reach the moon. If it fails, it will be caught in the gravitational attraction of the Sun and eventually melt near the sun.
Successful capture will mean that the spacecraft will first bypass the moon through the elliptical path. The plan is to use additional maneuvers to slow down its speed to change the course to a circular.
The circles are designed to get closer to the surface of the moon while unloading on April 11.
Before the date, the Israeli Space Agency is planning 20 events that will be open to the public for free.
Hagay Hacohen contributes to this report
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