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When is the last time you named a spacecraft?

When is the last time you named a spacecraft?

03/09/2018

It’s small and audacious, and will make us immensely proud! SpaceIL and Ynet surfers got the chance to propose names for the first Israel spacecraft to be launched to the moon by the non-profit SpaceIL, and to play a role in history! While suggesting names, the participants were asked to take into consideration that the […] Read More

Launch and Landing Announcement Media Hits- International Media

Launch and Landing Announcement Media Hits- International Media

12/07/2018

U.S. Media                                       Read More

Gaining altitude – the spacecraft in a crane test

Gaining altitude – the spacecraft in a crane test

12/07/2018

In May 2018, in a plowed field in Kefar Truman, Israel, the spacecraft’s subsystems underwent a test in which a crane was used. The purpose of the test was to better understand the dynamic behavior of the spacecraft’s various sensors, and particularly that of the landing sensor. The test was conducted by connecting the sensors […] Read More

It IS a drill: Conducting exercises in the control room

It IS a drill: Conducting exercises in the control room

12/07/2018

In recent months the control room at IAI MABAT plant has been converted and adapted to meet the needs of SpaceIL’s mission. Additionally, communication infrastructure has been established with the Ground Station Network (GSN), which its center is located in Sweden. The GSN provides transmission and reception services from antennas distributed around the globe. Starting […] Read More

Recalculating Route: The plan of spacecraft’s trajectory has been completed

Recalculating Route: The plan of spacecraft’s trajectory has been completed

12/07/2018

During the last quarter, the engineering team completed the plan of the spacecraft’s orbits, including all the maneuvers that will take it from an orbit around Earth to an orbit around the moon. To leave Earth’s atmosphere, the spacecraft will take a ride to the moon on a huge commercial rocket – SpaceX’s Falcon 9. […] Read More