Beresheet completes another successful maneuver en route to Moon

SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries engineers completed the maneuver at 3:11 p.m. local time.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 7, 2019 18:28

March 7th update for Beresheet (Courtesy Space IL and IAI)

March 7th update for Beresheet (Courtesy Space IL and IAI)

 
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Beresheet, the first Israeli spacecraft, currently on course to the Moon, completed another successful maneuver on Thursday.

SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries engineers completed the maneuver at 3:11 p.m. local time, according to a press release.

"The maneuver was complicated, due to the need to deal with the constraints of the star trackers, but was carried out according to plan," read the statement. "During the maneuver, Beresheet's main engine was activated for 152 seconds. The next maneuver is planned in another two weeks."

Beresheet launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in late February and is scheduled to land on the moon in mid-April.


On Tuesday, the craft sent home a selfie from 20,000 miles away.

The spacecraft Beresheet is scheduled to land on the surface of the Moon on April 11th.

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