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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Beresheet Impact Site

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.

Software Command to Fix Faulty Sensor Doomed Beresheet

Six days after SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft crash-landed on the Moon, we now have an explanation for what went wrong.

Beresheet Comes Close before Crashing on the Moon

Mission controllers announced Beresheet had a problem with its main engine, and the spacecraft stopped transmitting shortly thereafter.

Beresheet is about to Land on the Moon

A successful landing will make SpaceIL the first private organization, and Israel the fourth country, to soft-land on the Moon.

Beresheet Has Entered Lunar Orbit!

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.

Beresheet Gears up for Lunar Rendezvous

The Israeli spacecraft is set to enter lunar orbit on 4 April at 17:57 UTC (13:57 EDT).

Beresheet Overcomes Early Glitches, Continues Journey to the Moon

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.

Beresheet has launched!

SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft is on its way to the Moon following a successful launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.

What to expect when Beresheet launches to (and lands on) the Moon

Launch day is almost here for the small lunar lander built by Israeli non-profit SpaceIL.

Israeli Beresheet Moon lander ships to Florida for mid-February launch

Launch is currently set for 19 February, and Beresheet will spend two months traveling to the Moon ahead of touchdown in April.

Here's (almost) everything you need to know about Israel's Moon lander

SpaceIL, a privately funded Israeli non-profit, will attempt to land a small spacecraft on the Moon in early 2019.

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