Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Hi-Tech

The American-Ukrainian Firefly will construct the lunar device


Firefly the American-Ukrainian Firefly Aerospace uses technologies of the Israeli device Beresheet

will construct the lunar device on the basis of the Israeli device Beresheet, Ain.ua reports.

of Firefly Aerospace will borrow technologies of the Israeli device Beresheet which was developed by Israel Aerospace Industries.

It fell to the surface of the Moon in April, 2019 because of failure in operation of the engine. Beresheet had to become the first private device on the surface of the satellite. After its crash, development of Beresheet 2 was planned.

instead, design and the main technologies of the project uses Firefly Aerospace. Agreements on use of intellectual property are already signed. The new device will be called Genesis.

do not open Technical characteristics of Genesis yet, as well as date of its possible start. Firefly Aerospace did not launch a missile yet - its first easy Alpha carrier has to depart in December, 2019. In turn the Beta rocket has to put Genesis to orbit. It is not constructed yet.

Napominm that Firefly - one of nine companies with which NASA will be will cooperate over sending landers to the Moon within the NASA CLPS program.

Among other applicants for delivery of cargo to the surface of the satellite - Lockheed Martin, Astrobotic, Moon Express, Masten Space Systems, Deep Space Systems, Draper, Intuitive Machines, Orbit Beyond. Total amount of contracts within the program exceeds $2.6 billion

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