Israeli spacecraft attempts to land on the moon

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Israeli spacecraft attempts to land on the moon

An Israeli space probe, called the Beresheet, entered lunar orbit last week and is set to land on the moon's surface on Thursday, The Times of Israel reports.

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Israeli spacecraft attempts to land on the moon

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN An Israeli space probe, called the Beresheet, entered lunar orbit last week and is set to land on the moon's surface on Thursday, The Times of Israel reports.

The spacecraft performed a maneuver to reduce its distance from the moon from 750 kilometers to 467 kilometers.

According to Space.com, the probe will land on the Mare Serenitatis, which is on the northern hemisphere of the near side region of the moon.

The spacecraft will focus on three possible landing sites in the area.

These are Posidonius 1, 2 or 3.

Once the probe lands, it will use a magnetometer to measure the magnetism of moon rocks, according to an Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs news release This is to get a better understanding of how and when the lunar body acquired its magnetic field.

If successful, Israel will become the fourth country to land a probe on the moon.

Previously, nations such as the former Soviet Union, the United States and China have landed a spacecraft on the moon.

The mission is a joint project between private Israeli company SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries.

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The spacecraft on the moon and moon rocks VOICEOVER (in English): "The Times of Israel reports that an Israeli space probe, called the Beresheet, entered lunar orbit last week and is set to land on the moon's surface on Thursday." "The spacecraft performed a maneuver to reduce its distance from the moon from 750 kilometers to 467 kilometers." "According to Space.com, the probe will land on the Mare Serenitatis, which is on the northern hemisphere of the near side region of the moon." "The spacecraft will focus on three possible landing sites in the area.

Therese are: Posidonius 1, 2 or 3." "According to an Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs news release, once the probe lands, it will use a magnetometer to measure the magnetism of moon rocks." "This is to get a better understanding of how and when the lunar body acquired its magnetic field." SOURCES: Forbes, NBC News, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Space.com, The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Space IL, https://www.forbes.com/sites/gregautry/2019/04/08/the-future-begins-on-thursday-beresheet-moonlander-leads-an-israeli-new-space-wave/#416527b04ff3 https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/israel-s-beresheet-space-probe-prepares-historic-moon-landing-ncna992671 https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/InnovativeIsrael/ScienceTech/Pages/Beresheet-lunar-landing-site-revealed-3-April-2019.aspx https://www.space.com/israel-moon-lander-lunar-touchdown-final-approach.html https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Capturing-the-moon-Beresheet-gears-up-to-escape-Earths-gravity-585656 https://www.haaretz.com/science-and-health/.premium-next-stop-the-moon-israeli-lunar-spacecraft-pulls-off-key-maneuver-1.7087693 http://www.spaceil.com/mission/ *** For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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