Beresheet

Israeli space probe planned to launch and land on the Moon on 2019

Beresheet (Under CC License)

Beresheet was a demonstrator of a small robotic lunar lander and lunar probe. Its aims included promoting careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and landing its magnetometer, digital time capsule, and laser retroreflector on the Moon.

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Preliminary data suggests a technical glitch caused the Beresheet spacecraft to shut down its main engine at the wrong time.
1 week ago • BBC News

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Doron Opher, general manager of the space division of Israel Aerospace Industries, says the unmanned Beresheet lander still had "amazing success."
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

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