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Israeli spaceship”BERESHEET” TO LAND ON MOON APRIL 11th

Saturday 06/April/2019 - 08:07 PM
Sada El Balad
The Jerusalem Post
Israel is poised this week to become the 4th country to land a craft on the moon when Beresheet touches down on April 11th.

Beresheet، the Space IL spacecraft، is scheduled to land on the moon on April 11، one week after successfully completing its most critical maneuver on Thursday afternoon.
During the complex moon-capture maneuver successfully carried out by SpaceIL's engineering team and IAI on Thursday night، Beresheet photographed spectacular images of the moon while the engines were running and at the peak of the moon's capture maneuver.

The images provide a rare visibility of the lunar surface in perspective that can not be photographed from Earth. One picture shows the earth is hidden by the moon. The larger craters seen on surface are the oldest craters of more than 4.5 billion years old، the smaller craters are younger.

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