Beresheet: First privately-funded mission crashes on moon, but its significance is huge

Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, which was set to land on the moon yesterday, suffered an engine and communications failure, causing it to crash into the lunar surface. Details are still emerging about what exactly went wrong. SpaceIL and the Israeli Aerospace Agency (IAI), who built and operated Beresheet, have released a few†specifics about the spacecraft's last moments. The trouble began when†the lander†was just 8.7 miles above the lunar surface, and was caused by a vague "technical glit

Beresheet: First privately-funded mission crashes on moon, but its significance is huge

It came so close. It even took a selfie. But with only a few kilometres left to descend, something went wrong and the spacecraft Beresheet veered out of control, taking one final photograph ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

'Technical Glitch' Doomed Israeli Beresheet Lander in its Final Moments

Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, which was set to land on the moon yesterday, suffered an engine and communications failure, causing it to crash into the lunar surface. Details are still emerging ...

Fri 12 Apr 19 from Discover Magazine

Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash

Preliminary data suggests a technical glitch caused the Beresheet spacecraft to shut down its main engine at the wrong time.

Fri 12 Apr 19 from BBC News

Israeli team assesses what went wrong with lunar landing

The team behind the Israeli spacecraft that crashed into the moon has released a preliminary technical assessment of what went wrong.

Fri 12 Apr 19 from Phys.org

Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to land on moon

An Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon Thursday just moments before touchdown, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar landing.

Fri 12 Apr 19 from Phys.org

Israel's Beresheet Moon landing mission ends in failure

Israel's first attempt to land a spacecraft on the Moon has ended in failure. At about 7:23 pm Israel time, interrupted communications and an engine malfunction aboard the unmanned Beresheet ...

Thu 11 Apr 19 from Gizmag

Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashes into Moon

Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashes into MoonIsraeli spacecraft Beresheet crashes into Moon, Published online: 11 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01199-2US$100-million craft ...

Thu 11 Apr 19 from Nature News

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