Israel’s First moon mission is set for launch from Florida on Thursday.
The first spacecraft designed by Israel is set to launch and ready to land on the moon from Florida on Thursday in the first privately financed lunar mission. The Jewish state becomes the fourth nation who reach on the surface on the moon. The natural satellite of our earth.
The unmanned mechanical pioneer which name is Beresheet – Hebrew for the word “Genesis” was expected for launching from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:45 pm EST by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX. And if the launch of the spacecraft takes successfully then it will touch the surface of the moon in April after covering a distance of 4 million miles in space.
This 585kg (1,290 pounds) spacecraft is built by space venture SpaceIL and state-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the total expense for this project is all most $ 100 million which is around Rs 710 crores and this huge amount is almost funded by private donors.
SpaceIL said they trusted Beresheet will help Israel's defence centered space program to seek after more science missions by method for an "Apollo effect," and to the kept an eye on lunar exploration program that turned into NASA's main reason during the 1960s and mid '70s.
The Falcon 9 rocket rotates around Earth orbit for five weeks until it enters into the moon’s gravitational field and once the spacecraft enters the moon’s gravitational field, its start reaching its destination between the landing site of Apollo 15 and Apollo 17 by the mid of April.
SpaceIL said that they don't have any plans future explorations beyond Beresheet.