[Global Network Reporter Zhang Feiyang] According to CNN, Israel is only one step short of completing its landing on the moon. Its privately funded spacecraft, Beresheet, crashed at the last minute before landing and failed to become the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the moon.
It is reported that the goal of the Genesis spacecraft is to achieve a soft landing on the moon, making Israel the fourth country to achieve a soft landing. But at the end of the landing, the spacecraft lost contact with Israels control room. The engine of Genesis shut down about 10 kilometers from the surface of the moon and crashed into the moon at a speed of more than 130 meters per second, according to a report by Russia Today.
Opher Doron, space manager of Israels aerospace industry, said: I regret to say that our spacecraft did not fly to the moon in its entirety.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife Sarah witnessed the process on the spot, and Netanyahu promised that Israels spacecraft would return to the moon in the next two or three years.
According to previous media reports, the Genesis spacecraft, costing US$100 million, was built jointly by Israels non-profit organization SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industry Corporation. Established in 2011, Israel-based non-profit organization SpaceIL has been working on the development of detectors for eight years, and is one of the first teams in Googles Lunar XPrize competition. The name Beresheet means origin or beginning in Hebrew. SpaceIL hopes it will be the origin of Israels participation in the golden age of space.
Reported that if the lander completes its mission, it will be the first fully privately funded lunar landing and the first landing of an Israeli probe. Israel will become the fourth country to soft-land its own probe on the lunar surface after the United States, the former Soviet Union (Russia) and China.
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