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Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing: mission control

Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing: mission control

  • Israel's attempt at a moon landing failed at the last minute on Thursday when the craft suffered an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.
  • Israeli NGO SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the project's two main partners, have described it as the "world's first spacecraft built in a non-governmental mission".
  • Just before the landing attempt Netanyahu said that he was thinking about initiating a national space project.
  • Specialists from ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, are providing consultancy on flight dynamics and flight operations as well as preparing for driving two lu ... read more


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