• May 16, 2019
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has successfully imaged the impact site of the Beresheet lander, which made a really good run at performing the first privately funded Moon landing on 11 April, but crashed after the failure of its main engine.
• April 17, 2019
Six days after SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft crash-landed on the Moon, we now have an explanation for what went wrong.
• April 11, 2019
Mission controllers announced Beresheet had a problem with its main engine, and the spacecraft stopped transmitting shortly thereafter.
• April 10, 2019
A successful landing will make SpaceIL the first private organization, and Israel the fourth country, to soft-land on the Moon.
• April 04, 2019
SpaceIL's Beresheet Moon lander successfully entered lunar orbit today after a 6-minute engine burn that began at 14:18 UTC / 10:18 EDT.
• March 28, 2019
The Israeli spacecraft is set to enter lunar orbit on 4 April at 17:57 UTC (13:57 EDT).
• February 28, 2019
The spacecraft performed its second engine burn, raising the highest point of its orbit to more than a third of the way to the Moon.
• February 21, 2019
SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft is on its way to the Moon following a successful launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.
• February 18, 2019
Launch day is almost here for the small lunar lander built by Israeli non-profit SpaceIL.
• January 22, 2019
Launch is currently set for 19 February, and Beresheet will spend two months traveling to the Moon ahead of touchdown in April.
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