Date: 5 days ago   Category: Hi-Tech

Israel will send to the Moon new landing the device


The Israeli private company SpaceIL, whose lunar Beresheet module broke at moonfall recently, already decided to develop the new device Beresheet 2. It should finish begun, Space.com reports.

As was said by the main billionaire Morris Kahn, the president of SpaceIL and the main sponsor of the project, work on the new lunar ship will begin in several days. The previous mission cost 100 million dollars.

the Falcon 9 Rocket put Beresheet to Earth orbit at the end of February. For six weeks the device gradually approached the Moon and on April 4 came to its orbit. Earlier the ships managed it from the former USSR, the USA, Japan, India, China and the European Space Agency.

had to take place on April 11 soft moonfall near the Sea of clarity, however already on a home straight in the main engine there was a failure and Beresheet crashed into a surface at a speed of 500 kilometers per hour.

Many scientists and astronauts felt for team sympathy and support. "Never lose hope - your persistent work, the command spirit and innovations inspire all of us!", - the pilot of a mission wrote to Twitter Apollo 11 the Buzz Oldrin.

Organizers of the competition XPrize within which creation the device began, declared that the Beresheet team all the same will receive a special award of 1 million dollars. "Their development touched the surface of the Moon, and it was a condition of receiving the award Moonshot Award", - noted the head of XPrize Anushe Ansari.

As wrote Focus earlier: Beresheet sent the photo made from Earth orbit at distance of 38,000 kilometers from Earth. Besides the globe, on it elements of the probe and the plate with the inscriptions "Small Country, Big Dreams" in English are visible and "The people of Israel are alive" in Hebrew. During an exit to a lunar orbit the device photographed a reverse side of the Moon.

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