Beresheet spacecraft first update from space

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
February 22, 2019 18:35
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After the successful launch this morning and the deployment of the spacecraft’s legs, Beresheet has started its way to the moon.


The spacecraft was at a distance of 69,400 km and is starting its way back to start its first orbit around Earth.
In the meantime on Earth, the engineers at the SpaceIL and IAI control room have been conducting many In Orbit Tests during the past few hours, and have identified high sensitivity to blinding by the sun’s rays in the star trackers, this issue is being checked.


On Sunday the spacecraft is expected to conduct its first maneuver around Earth.

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