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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

Israeli Moon Mission Still On

Israeli Moon Mission Still On

24/01/2018

SpaceIL is committed to landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, regardless of the terms or status of the Lunar X Prize. We are at the height of our efforts to raise the funds for this project and to prepare for launch. After we have secured funding we will issue a more detailed statement. […] Read More

“Testing the Landing Gear – the Spacecraft’s “Legs

“Testing the Landing Gear – the Spacecraft’s “Legs

13/12/2017

As we have previously shared, our spacecraft is in the advanced stages of integration – its various parts have successfully passed endurance tests, and are now being integrated to form a complete spacecraft. The fully integrated spacecraft will also undergo testing, to ensure that it is capable of withstanding conditions that simulate those of its […] Read More

Fuel Tanks Integration-  an Important Milestone on Our Journey to the Moon

Fuel Tanks Integration- an Important Milestone on Our Journey to the Moon

11/12/2017

At the beginning of December, the spaceship’s four fuel tanks were integrated into its body. These tanks account for 80% of the initial weight of SpaceIL’s spacecraft. The fuel tanks were shipped to us from the USA, and first underwent vibration tests that simulate the vibrations that will occur during the launch. Following the successful […] Read More