The Mission

Landing the First Israeli Spacecraft on the Moon

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The Technology

SpaceIL believes in multifunctional use of every single part of the spacecraft

The SLAM is using the spacecraft's existing cameras, initially designed for documentation, for a second purpose – optic navigation. The propulsion .system will be used both for landing and for performing the 500 meter hop Read More

The smallest, smartest spacecraft to ever land on the moon

Leveraging Israeli expertise in micro-satellite technologies, SpaceIL is building the smallest, smartest spacecraft to ever land on the moon. The team is applying know-how garnered for a defense related necessity (satellites) to a new purpose of space exploration. Read More

There is no GPS on the way to the Moon

SpaceIL will be the first ever to use the optical navigation technology SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) in space. Read More

Meet the Team

Since its establishment, SpaceIL has scaled into a national movement comprised of nearly twenty full-time staff, over 250 enthusiastic volunteers (mostly in the engineering or education fields), and a network of hundreds of renowned academics, business leaders, and industry experts. Together we can make history and take Israel to the moon!

SpaceIL Media Coverage

Times |March 08, 2013

“Israel’s Mission to the Moon: Can a Small Country Win a Big Prize?”

Jewish Journal |February 5, 2014

“An Israeli ‘Apollo Effect’?”

Reuters |Mar 6, 2014

“Israeli scientists shoot for the moon with dishwasher-sized spacecraft”

Educational Impact

SpaceIL’s goal is to inspire the next generation of children in Israel and around the world to think differently about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). SpaceIL is committed to using the Google Lunar X Prize money to promote science and scientific education in Israel, to ensure that Israel will continue to live up to its reputation for excellence in these fields.

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Collaborations

SpaceIL is collaborating with a range of educational partners in the development of learning platforms, content, and curriculum. We are using the story of the spacecraft and the SpaceIL journeyto create excitement among the younger generation.

Lectures

SpaceIL is working to show every child in Israel the inspiring story of the first Israeli spacecraft.