A nonprofit Israeli launch company, SpaceIL, is ready to become the first private company to land a moon after SpaceX launches its moon plane on Beresheet on Thursday night
. the fourth country to do so after the US, Russia and China. ET on board the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at the Cape Canaveral Air Force in Florida
About an hour later, the cabin is located by Falcon 9 and is connected to its ground crew.
The trip will take about two months, meaning a spacecraft will land a moon on or about April 1
Beresheet, which means Genesis in Hebrew, should last approximately two days before the heat of the sun warms its instruments, according to reports. the surface of the moon and measuring its magnetic field. It will also carry a mirror designed to reflect the laser light from the Moon back to Earth so that researchers can accurately measure the distance between the two.
Falcon 9 also successfully launched two other payloads on Thursday night: Indonesian Satellite Telecom Nusantara Satu and an Air Force Research Laboratory Satellite Testing Space Testing Spacecraft
SpaceIL Moon Landing Decade to Create
SpaceIL's team hopes its lunar mission will launch the era of low-cost space missions. His budget of $ 90 million is much lower than previous expeditions.
SpaceIL's founders have been working on the lunar mission since 2009, when they started competing for the $ 20 million prize. In 2011, they created Google-owned SpaceIL
Google (GOOGL) participated in the Lunar X Prize, which was to go to the first private mission to land a spacecraft on the moon. But the race ended in January 2018 without a winner.
But SpaceIL advanced with its mission to land the moon and even received $ 24 million from Miriam Adelson and Sheldon Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands
Meanwhile, SpaceX has its own moon plans. The company, founded by Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk plans to release tourists around the Moon in 2023 and has signed a Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to tour the moon.
And another milestone for the space industry (BA) are planned to become the first companies to release astronauts to the International Space Station later this year.
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