The nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries are ready to loft a robotic lunar landing mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Credit: SpaceIL

A recent Falcon 9 booster static fire test was successful and launch as a secondary payload is Israel’s shoot for the Moon payload, scheduled for this Thursday evening!

Israel’s SpaceIL mission to northeast Serenitatis is the continuation of an international effort “forward to the Moon, to stay!”

Oded Aharonson heads the science team and a description of the mission science can be found here at:

https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2019/pdf/2290.pdf

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