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14 July 2018, 02:27 | Edward Lowe
The launch date is set for December; two months later, on February 13, the spacecraft is expected to land on the moon.
The name of the device yet, but there is already an agreement that he will go to the moon on a Falcon 9 rocket company SpaceX Elon musk.
"This is a small and smart vehicle, said at a press conference, IDO, Antabi of SpaceIL".
Artist's illustration of SpaceIL's lander on the surface of the moon. SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries have raised $88 million so far, CNET reports.
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The last spacecraft took a few days to reach the moon, but the SpaceIL will be fired into the oval orbit-a voyage in which two months would take but would fast save on carrying the necessary fuel for the trip.
The only entities to have conducted controlled landings on the Moon are the governments of the former Soviet Union, the United States, and China.
"After eight challenging years, I am filled with pride that the first Israeli spacecraft, which is in its final construction and testing phases, will soon be making its way to the moon. After the ship set an Israeli flag on the moon, he will take a picture of his environment and himself". In addition to Morris Kahn in the implementation of the project invested by the Israeli space Agency, and American billionaire Sheldon Adelson. The Israeli craft will be the smallest to land on the moon, weighing only 1,322 pounds or 600 kilograms.
It is measured to be four-feet high, and 6 ½-feet in diameter, and it will be able to reach a maximum speed of 22,370 miles per hour.
According to SpaceIL, once the spacecraft disengages from the launch rocket, it will begin orbiting Earth in continuously larger elliptical orbits.
Josef Weiss, IAI CEO said, "As one who has personally brought the collaboration with SpaceIL to IAI, I regard the launch of the first Israeli spacecraft to the moon as an example of the wonderful capabilities one can reach in civilian-space activity".
News Brief: SpaceIL, an Israeli team that was once a competitor in the now-defunct Google Lunar X Prize, says it will have its lander launched toward the moon in December.
According to the officials from IAI, Israel is aiming to extend its existing military activity in space to a civilian one, contributing to the development of technology, education and innovation around the world.
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