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    Default Israeli Lunar Lander



    The spacecraft successfully entered lunar orbit on April 4 in preparation for a landing on April 11: https://www.space.com/israeli-lander...n=20190406-sdc.

    I haven't found any updates on this mission, but it is great to see the recent increased interest in the Moon!

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    Default Re: Israeli Lunar Lander

    Awesome far side images!

    Thanks for the link, Dave!

    Wonder if they will answer that age-old question?
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    Default Re: Israeli Lunar Lander

    I hadn't heard of any mission status updates since the launch. Thanks very much for sharing this!

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    Default Re: Israeli Lunar Lander

    Hi Dave. Thanks for the link with the news and the far side of the moon images from the Israeli Beresheet lunar orbiter and lander. This is always fascinating news of modern space exploration.
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    Default Re: Israeli Lunar Lander

    A few more images taken by the Beresheet spacecraft:







    The landing site has also been revealed. On April 11, Beresheet is going to land on Mare Serenitatis near Apollo 15,17 & Luna 2, 21 landing sites.



    The landing will be broadcast live on their Faceboook and Youtube pages tomorrow!

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    For anyone interested - live broadcast of the landing will start in about 8 hours (9:45pm Israel time). Landing process will start at 10:05pm. Landing expected to happen at 10:25pm.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMdUcchBYRA

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    Default Re: Israeli Lunar Lander

    Looking forward to it!! Wishing them a very successful landing!!

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    Landing is in process.

    First "selfie" from about 22 km away from the lunar surface:



    Problems with IMU; telemetry was lost for a few moments.

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    Problems with main engine. Now lost communication with the spacecraft...

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    Spacecraft lost. They didn't make it.

 

 
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