Israel plans to launch moon mission on SpaceX rocket this year
11 Julio, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Enrique Watson
For the first time in its history, Israel will have a spacecraft on the moon next year, the SpaceIL corporation announced Tuesday.
SpaceIL is backed mainly by private donors, including USA casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and billionaire Morris Kahn who co-founded Amdocs, one of Israel's biggest high-tech companies.
The probe will reportedly use one of Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rockets to launch, and will be the smallest craft to ever land on the moon.
This illustration imagines what the spacecraft would look like on the moon.
South African-Israeli billionaire Morris Kahn, president of SpaceIL, who has donated $27 million to the enterprise, was extremely excited: "The launch of the first Israeli spacecraft will fill Israel, in its 70th year, with pride".
The project culminated in the design of an Israeli lunar probe, which SpaceIL claimed would launch regardless of the contest's outcome.
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. "Projects like the Google Lunar XPrize competition in space are needed to push humanity forwards".
The spacecraft is a "hopper", which will land and then take off again with the fuel left in its propulsion system, and then perform another landing 500m away, as required by the XPrize.
The project began when young engineers - Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari and Yonatan Winetraub - chose to build a spacecraft and take part in the Lunar Xprize competition sponsored by Google, which originally included a $20 million prize for the first group of contestants to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon.
Mr Kahn said he hoped the mission would create an "Apollo effect" for the next generation in Israel - a reference to the enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths triggered by Neil Armstrong's Moon walk in 1969.
"This is a tremendous project", Kahn said.
Three countries have landed missions on the moon: the US, Russia and China.
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 unbelievable capabilities one can reach in civilian-space activity".
Gorsuch's nomination became possible because McConnell blocked Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy in 2016. In fact, Trump's pick was said to have the " inside track " from the get-go, thanks to his D.C. connections.
Their conclusion "runs against the popular narrative of the United States becoming an increasingly divided society", they said. The data included bi-annual questionnaires and information obtained from face-to-face interviews such as household income.
Netflix acaba de liberar las primeras imágenes y el tráiler oficial de la sexta temporada de " Orange is the New Black ". Las damas de Litchfield se convertirán en novatas ante poderosas bandas rivales de una prisión de máxima seguridad .
Pope consoles Brazilian fans * Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Croatian over video * Goal-fest? Played well but defeated for many years in major tournaments, this Belgian bunch is showing these qualities.
Asks a text slide in the teaser for Cohen's new show , which cuts to a montage of various, freakish video shots. The first episode of Who Is America? premieres July 15 at midnight ET online and later on TV at 10 p.m.
In addition to releasing iOS 11.4.1, Apple is also pushing out watchOS 4.3.2 for the Apple Watch and tvOS 11.4.1 for the Apple TV. The official change-log from Apple points to the release including "general improvements for stability and quality".
He was baptized at the Chapel Royal on the grounds of St James's Palace in London , just like his older brother George . Prince Charles and his wife, Camillia, will be present amongst guests, along with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex .
Lady Laura Meade is married to Prince William's close friend James, who is Princess Charlotte's godfather. The gallery also features the Prince Louis' first official portrait taken by his mother, Kate Middleton .
Jones' position could be critical to Kavanaugh's confirmation as the Republicans hold only a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. Kavanaugh has attracted the most attention for his view that presidents shouldn't be bothered with legal inquiries.
Xuxa , conocida como 'La reina de los bajitos', desarrolló desde 1983 una carrera televisiva orientada al público infantil. El litigio había comenzado en 2010, pero el recurso fue negado en segunda instancia.
Microsoft is readying a new, low-end Windows 10-based tablet created to compete with smaller and cheaper iPads: The Surface Go . The existing Surface Pen works with this device and you can opt for the Type Cover at $99 or a Signature Type Cover at $129.99.
El vídeo se ha hecho viral en las redes sociales, con cientos de comentarios que condenan el trato de la mujer hacia su hijo. Según recoge The Sun , algunos medios brasileños aseguran que el niño se puso enfermo tras ingerir la comida para animales.
Thailand cave rescuers save eight boys: What we know now
The eight boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are in "high spirits", a senior health official said Tuesday. However, after news of the rescue of four boys emerged, Musk tweeted , "Hopefully useful". "I'm hoping for good news".
Darksiders 3 llegará el 27 de noviembre
Ve marcando tu calendario ya que Darksiders III será lanzado en PS4, Xbox One y PC el próximo 27 de noviembre . Además, los jugadores tendrán 10% de descuento al preordenarlo y 24 horas de acceso anticipado.
George Clooney injured in traffic accident in Italy
Italian media report the accident happened in Sardinia where the United States actor is filming his latest TV series, Catch-22. He was joined by wife Amal Clooney and it has been reported that the pair left the hospital together in a private auto .
Dunphy expects England-Belgium World Cup final
England's Ashley Young speaks during a press conference for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup , in Repino near St. I am not talking politically, because you have a lot going on there at the moment, but it will definitely restore some pride.
Air India succumbed to Chinese bullying
The Chinese government wrote to 44 airlines earlier this year, giving them a May 25 deadline to change their websites. It is believed that Air India will have taken this step only after discussions with the Ministry of External Affairs .