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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.
The Israeli spacecraft is set to enter lunar orbit on 4 April at 17:57 UTC (13:57 EDT).
China’s Yutu-2 rover is continuing to make tracks on the lunar far side.
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.
SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft is on its way to the Moon following a successful launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.
Launch day is almost here for the small lunar lander built by Israeli non-profit SpaceIL.
Chang’e-4 is sending home brilliant footage from its various spacecraft, while also being snapped by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
China has big plans for the future, including lunar sample return, a robotic research base, and potentially human missions.
Launch is currently set for 19 February, and Beresheet will spend two months traveling to the Moon ahead of touchdown in April.
Everything is going well 9 days after China's Chang'e-4 mission made a historic landing on the far side of the Moon, the country's space program said today.
In Apollo images — and to our own eyes, from Earth — the Moon is grey. What's going on?
The rover is named Yutu-2, China's space agency announced.
It’s a space feat no nation has accomplished until now.
Following a 4.6-day cruise, on 12 December at 8:45 Beijing time (16:45 UTC), the spacecraft arrived in lunar orbit, preparing for a landing in early January.
At 02:22 local time 8 December (18:22 on 7 December UTC), a Long March 3B lifted off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, carrying the Chang'e-4 lander and rover toward the Moon.
SpaceIL, a privately funded Israeli non-profit, will attempt to land a small spacecraft on the Moon in early 2019.
Sriram Bhiravarasu anticipates India’s 2019 lunar venture with an orbiter, lander, and rover.
With my first issue of The Planetary Report as editor, I am taking the magazine open-access. Return to Mercury features articles by Elsa Montagnon on BepiColombo and by Long Xiao on the Chang'e-4 and -5 landers.
Long Xiao previews two ambitious Chinese lunar missions, one of which will make the first-ever landing on the far side of the Moon.
The Chang'e-4 spacecraft will launch on December 7 toward a farside landing, making use of a relay satellite to stay in touch with Earth.