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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

Flying to the Moon: Flight Test as a Preparation to the Moon Mission

Flying to the Moon: Flight Test as a Preparation to the Moon Mission

12/07/2018

In June 2018, a flight test was carried out in the skies above southern Israel, to test the landing sensor. The main purpose of the flight test was to verify the landing sensor’s capabilities in conditions that are closer to those of the mission – at greater distances and velocities than those that were possible […] Read More

Shaking with excitement: The spacecraft undergoes vibration tests

Shaking with excitement: The spacecraft undergoes vibration tests

08/07/2018

In June 2018 a series of environmental tests was conducted at the IAI MABAT plant, referred to in the professional jargon as a “static loading and sinus vibrations tests.” During the tests the spacecraft is installed on a vibration generating device, which simulates the level of vibrations that the spacecraft is expected to endure during […] Read More

SpaceIL Founders Made it to the “40 Before 40” Exclusive List

SpaceIL Founders Made it to the “40 Before 40” Exclusive List

15/12/2016

 SpaceIL’s three founders, Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari and Yonatan Winetraub, entered the exclusive list of “40 most promising young Israeli people before the age of 40” by “Globes” newspaper for 2016. Click on the picture to read the article:   Read More