Skip to comments.SpaceIL: Beresheet #2 is on its way to the moon
Posted on 04/13/2019 4:17:51 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Morris Khan, Beresheet's largest funder and president of SpaceIL, announced on Saturday night that he is establishing Beresheet 2 to complete the mission of an Israeli spacecraft landing on the moon.
"In light of the wonderful messages of support and encouragement and excitement I received from all over the world, I decided that we're going to establish Beresheet 2," Khan said.
"We're going to put a new spacecraft on the moon and we're going to complete the mission. Tomorrow [Sunday] morning - first thing- we have a task force - we're going to sit down and plan...
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
Beresheet . . . “In the beginning” ?
In the woods.
Good. Worth another try.
Watched #1’s landing go wrong just 11km from the surface. Telemetry stopped, and when it resumed, the vertical velocity started increasing, went red, then stopped. A smattering of confused applause, then silence, then the euphemistic verbiage.
At least #1 got there, albeit at 1km/s.
As an engineer, I’m eager to know what actually happened - and see it fixed, and tried again.
Soon we will hear that the Moon is actually Palestinian land,
The Moon God of the meteorite declares it...
Good. I love me some tenacity.
It’s a great feel good political move, but there isn’t anything ground breaking to be gained from a moon landing. Every wannabe economy has one and now it’s mostly a prestige good than a useful achievement.
They would be better off saving their money (or rather ours) and spending it on building better defenses against their crazy neighbors and the 20% of their population that lives in poverty
I feel certain this next time it’s going to go well.
This goy is willing to contribute to a follow-on effort.
I'm surprised that Hamas hasn't claimed shooting Beresheet down from the ground on the Moon. Hamas lies about everything else, why not this?
Yes. The first order of business has to be the postmortem on the failed landing. The repeated loss and regaining of the telemetry during the landing was very troubling.
I hope it doesn’t turn out to be deliberate interference. In past years, that wouldn’t be admitted as a possibility. Today, it is very much an element to be considered. But then, encryption of command links is pretty standard practice these days as well.
I am late to the party on details of the design - other than the fact it was a commercial effort. Did the lander incorporate an automated landing program or was it being controlled from the command center in Israel?
We’d hold high ground, and can build a moon base there and colonise, although the Moon-istinians might have a problem with that. Moon dust is supposed to be phenomenally fertile. It could pay for itself.
They could use the laser altimeter on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to locate the retroreflector that was part of the probe. Any photos they could get of the crash site would be helpful.
Sorry for the late response. All data that can be collected by the orbiter would contribute. But if the impact was at a substantial velocity, there may not be alot to photograph or evaluate. (I saw one posting reporting 1 km/sec descent rate but that’s impossibly fast and must be a typo or a misreported value)
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