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Israel plans the second mission on Long after failure with the probe


After unsuccessful attempt of lunar landing of the Israeli probe Beresheet the SpaceIL company started implementation of the second similar project. After accident which was suffered by the first Israeli lunar probe Beresheet when landing to the surface of the terrestrial satellite, Israel plans the second mission on Long. The Israeli corporation SpaceIL which designed a moon rover plans the second attempt of lunar landing of the probe, reported on Sunday, April 14, the Israeli television. "In view of big international support which I got during this project, I decided to begin the new project − with Beresheet 2", − the main sponsor and the president of SpaceIL Morris Kahn said. According to him, the company already started the second project and hopes to finish it. The probe Beresheet crash-landed on April 11 on the surface of the Moon. Shortly before lunar landing technical problems with the probe engine then it broke were revealed, reported in control center of flight in Tel Aviv. In case of successful landing of the 585-kilogram probe Israel would become the fourth country the US Ambassador, the Russian Federation and China which managed to carry out lunar landing of the probe. Besides, Beresheet would become the first private spaceship which made lunar landing. Beresheet moon rover designed by SpaceIL in cooperation with Israeli Aerospace Industries concern was started on February 22 from the American Cape Canaveral launch site. It was put to orbit by the Falcon-9 rocket of the private company SpaceX belonging to Elon Musk. The name of the probe in translation from Hebrew means "at the beginning", these are the first words of the Genesis. Onboard Beresheet there was also a Time Capsule with digital files. The cost of construction of Beresheet was about 84 million euros in recalculation. The project was financed by private investors. Source: The Russian service DW of News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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