Israeli spacecraft “will orbit the Moon for almost two months before landing”

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Israel’s First Moon Mission Is Planned and a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Will Take It
by Lucas Laursen
July 11, 2018

A group of private Israeli companies are joining the race to return to the moon, after NASA’s recent cancellation of a lunar mission and India’s announcement that in October it will send a rover to look for signs of water and nuclear fuel. Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries will launch its mission to the Moon by the end of this year, they announced yesterday. SpaceIL was one of five finalists that failed to claim any part of the Google Lunar X Prize, a $30 million twenty-first century space race to send the first private mission to the Moon. READ MORE

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