Israel plans to launch moon mission on SpaceX rocket this year..unmanned of course!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44777305

An Israeli non-profit organisation has announced plans to send the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to the Moon later this year.

SpaceIL said the probe would be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in December on a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

It is expected to land on the Moon in February 2019.

The spacecraft will plant an Israeli flag on the Moon’s surface and carry out research into its magnetic field.

SpaceIL’s project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, which offered $30m (£23m) in prizes to inspire people to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. However, the competition expired this March, with the $20m grand prize for landing on the Moon unclaimed.

Despite the setback, SpaceIL continued developing its spacecraft, which is being built in co-operation with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), a state-owned firm.

So far it has spent about $88.5m, much of which it has received from the South African-born Israeli billionaire businessmen Morris Kahn.

Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL, told a news conference in the Israeli town of Yehud on Tuesday that its probe would be the smallest yet to land on the Moon.

It is about 2m (6.6ft) in diameter and 1.5m high, and will weigh only 585kg (1,300lb) at launch. More than 400kg of that weight is fuel that will be burnt off by the time it lands on the Moon.

The spacecraft is a “hopper”, which will land and then take off again with the fuel left in its propulsion system, and then perform another landing 500m away, which was a condition of the XPrize.

If successful, SpaceIL’s mission will make Israel the fourth country in the world to “soft land” a probe on the surface of the Moon – after the former Soviet Union, the United States and China.

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how cute..

“An Israeli non-profit organisation has announced plans to send the first privately-funded unmanned spacecraft to the Moon later this year.”

a non profit org can do this??

“It is expected to land on the Moon in February 2019.”

i dare you to take a human up there!

401

~ by seeker401 on July 12, 2018.

6 Responses to “Israel plans to launch moon mission on SpaceX rocket this year..unmanned of course!”

  1. Lol and they will plant an Israeli flag on the moon….they’re reaching for the universe now, and probably believe it too, has been promised to only them.

    meanwhile……what are ‘they’ really doing?

    Wasting / STEALING/ Washing money?
    Satellites?

  2. Morris Kahn

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Kahn

    • Founded by Morris Kahn, SpaceIL is the first to sign a launch agreement for a private moon mission on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launcher.[23] SpaceIL hopes to land an Israeli spacecraft on the moon later in the year 2017

      • Morris Kahn (born March 1930) is a South African-born Israeli billionaire entrepreneur. He is the founder of Golden Pages Israel, Amdocs, the Aurec Group, Coral World and other companies.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Kahn

        The Israeli Spy Ring

        Prior to 9/11, the FBI had discovered the presence of a massive spy ring inside the United States run by the government of Israel. This seems a harsh gratitude from a nation which obtains 10% of its annual budget from the American taxpayer, $3+ billion a year. Over the years, American taxpayers have been required to send Israel more than four times what the US spent to go to the moon.

        What Israel has done in return was to set up government subsidized telecommunications companies which operate here in the United States. One of these companies is Amdocs, which provides billing and directory assistance for 90% of the phone companies in the USA. Amdocs’ main computer center for billing is actually in Israel and allows those with access to do what intelligence agencies call “traffic analysis”; a picture of someone’s activities based on a pattern of who they are calling and when. Another Israeli telecom company is Comverse Infosys, which subcontracts the installation of the automatic tapping equipment now built into every phone system in America. Comverse maintains its own connections to all this phone tapping equipment, insisting that it is for maintenance purposes only. However, Converse has been named as the most likely source for leaked information regarding telephone calls by law enforcement that derailed several investigations into not only espionage, but drug running as well. Yet another Israeli telecom company is Odigo, which provides the core message passing system for all the “Instant Message” services. Two hours before the attacks on the World Trade Towers, Odigo employees received a warning. Odigo has an office 2 blocks from the former location of the World Trade Towers.

        Read more: The Israeli Spy Ring | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/spyring.php#ixzz5L5ZPo5pF

        Odigo Says Workers Were Warned of 9/11 Attacks

        http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/9-11_warnings_odigo.html

        • Amdocs’ main computer center for billing is actually in Israel and allows those with access to do what intelligence agencies call “traffic analysis”; a picture of someone’s activities based on a pattern of who they are calling and when.

          ownage 101..

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