Israel to Launch Unmanned Mission to the Moon

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Photo by Kobi Richter/TPS on February 03, 2016 “Space Academy” at the Eretz Israel Museum During Space Week 3.2.16

Israel to Launch Unmanned Mission to the Moon

Written by Yona Schnitzer/TPS on July 10, 2018

 

SpaceIL, an Israeli NGO, announced Tuesday morning that they will send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon before the end of the year. The spacecraft is set to be launched using Elon Musk’s private aerospace company SpaceX, with a launch scheduled for December. The spacecraft, which will be the smallest to ever land on the moon is expected to land on February 13th, 2019, roughly two months after leaving earth, making Israel the fourth country to ever land a spacecraft on the moon, following Russia, the United States and China.

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