Beresheet, which successfully started early on Friday morning, began its elliptical orbit around the Earth at a distance of 69,400 km.
Scientists and technical staff at Aerospace Industries headquarters are aware of the ship's high sensitivity to the sun's rays in the star trackers on board, but they hope this problem can be solved. On Sunday it will finish its first orbit around the Earth.
Solar waves in space are more powerful than expected, and the spacecraft is now dazzling. On the issue of possible damage, Ephi, the SpaceIL project manager at IAI, who is unable to reveal his last name, told The Jerusalem Post: "It's not easy to send a spacecraft to the moon, but he knows how to protect , God forbid! In the event that something happens, he can enter safe mode.
He explained how an open line of communication with the spacecraft was maintained at the headquarters of the IAEA and around the world.
a world … who can trace the spacecraft, "said Effie. He explained the location of numerous satellite dishes that can track his movement ̵
In addition, there are two types of solar panels used by the vessel to reach the Moon while the other is used for landing.
"The spacecraft constantly uses its panels to turn to the sun, it charges the battery and allows the spacecraft to work," he said. room in front of two large screens awaiting take-off, many of them holding their breath – would the launch be successful or not? The tension in the room was tangible. Journalists, experts and workers gathered at the headquarters of the IAI, while many viewers were eagerly watching at home. It is planned that the launch be broadcast at 3:45 pm During Israel, live from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 20:45 One hour before the start, people were sitting on the edge of their seats without worrying about listening when an IAI scientist explained that the Beresheet process would pass as it left the earth's atmosphere and entered the elliptical orbit of our planet. two months before being transferred to the moon's orbit and a slow but sure landing on the moon's surface.
In the big hall many of them were sitting with popcorn in front of the big screens eagerly awaiting take-off – although there were more than 6,000 miles (10,000 km) in Florida – there was every drawing and excitement of a new movie. This has shown Israel's desire to go to the moon, making the Jewish state only the fourth country that has done it.
"I can only say goodbye," Morris Kahn, President of SpaceIL, who donated more than $ 40 million, said emotionally. to the project. "Our hopes are with you, making us proud."
When Beresheet released Foxon 9 from SpaceX, the countdown was exceptional.
When Beresheet separated from the launching device of the loud exclamation, then it separated from what the technologies called "cellophane" – the euphemism for the film that embraced the spacecraft, was joking with the plastic that the Israelis embraced holiday baskets as a gift during Purim's upcoming celebration – and finally completely free of the starter.
He spent 19 minutes in space during which the audience waited to enter the Earth.
Many loudly applauded and watched the spacecraft move in space. "This gives a huge sense of satisfaction," Cannes told the Post. "It is beautiful to look at this fantastic project and the planning that goes into it … to see this work in action is really exciting."
However, others like Jarib Bash, one of SpaceIL co-founders, noted that the vessels had not yet landed on the moon.
"It has not yet happened, it's just the beginning," he said. Bash noted that he and the others in SpaceIL and IAI are eagerly awaiting the landing of Beresheet on the moon's surface – now scheduled for April 11th.
The team of engineers, scientists and project managers are mostly men. However, as one of the leading women in this project, Inbal Crais, Deputy Director-General of the MBT Space Department, told Post that women can do everything.
said, adding that women "just have to set limits for themselves."
"This is a great achievement for the State of Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is present at the historic moment, told the crowd.
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