The probe must land on the moon on April 11, 2019.
Launch of Falcon 9 rocket John Raoux
SpaceX conducted a successful launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle. It launched the Indonesian communications satellite Nusantara Satu and the Israeli spacecraft Bereshit company SpaceIL into space. This was reported bySpaceX.
In SpaceIL confirmed that the probe is functioning and sent to the moon. The device must land on April 11, 2019. If the mission succeeds, Israel will become the fourth country after Russia, the United States and the People’s Republic of China, which launched the spacecraft on the Moon, and Bereshit, the first private mission that visited the Moon.
Successful deployment of Nusantara Satu to geosynchronous transfer orbit confirmed—completing SpaceX’s 70th mission! pic.twitter.com/oJwLOGlrBR— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 22, 2019
Successful launch of Nusantara Satu to geosynchronous transient orbit confirmed. SpaceX’s 70th mission is complete.
The first step landed successfully on the platform “Of course, I still love you” (Of Course I Still Love You) in the Atlantic. SpaceX has already used this stage twice – in July and in October 2018.
Probe “Bereshit” was developed by a private company in Israel in the framework of the Google Lunar X Prize. The first private company that delivered the moon rover to the moon would have received $ 20 million. In March 2018, Google canceled this competition, but the Israeli company continued to work on the project.