SpaceIL to create and launch second Beresheet spacecraft

The first Beresheet spacecraft was largely successful, despite not having landed on the moon. Beresheet 2.0 is expected to complete the task.

April 14, 2019 11:01
ISRAEL HOPES the Beresheet project will showcase the country’s achievements

ISRAEL HOPES the Beresheet project will showcase the country’s achievements. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Morris Kahn, the primary sponsor of SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft, announced on Saturday evening the funding of a second Israeli spacecraft, Beresheet 2.0.

Kahn intends to lead the project of the second Israeli spacecraft to complete the task of landing on the moon with a new group of donors. 
The team has already been appointed and will be led by Kahn. They will already begin working on Sunday.

"I've decided that we are going to actually establish Beresheet 2," Kahn said on Saturday. "We are going to build a new [spacecraft], we're going to put it on the moon, and we are going to complete the mission."

"Tomorrow morning, we have a task force to begin a sit down and plan the project and begin the work," he continued. "Thank you, and good luck to all of you."

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