SpaceX Will Launch Israeli Lunar Lander February, 2019

SpaceX Will Launch Israeli Lunar Lander February, 2019

Brian Wang |
December 28, 2018 |

In about seven weeks, SpaceX will launch a Beresheet which is SpaceIL’s small ~600 kg (1300 lb) lunar lander.

SpaceIL competed the Google Lunar XPrize. This launch is about a year too late for the Google prize.

SpaceX will launch an Indonesia’s PSN-6 communications satellite and the lunar lander will be a secondary payload.

The Indonesian satellite Nusantara Satu (PSN VI) has arrived at the Cape for its February launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 (SSL Release: https://t.co/usuBQeq9Uz).

This is a shared launch with Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL (Israel’s first mission to the moon): https://t.co/OvyNAc9qfP pic.twitter.com/Z8HDFDUCdX

— Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) December 20, 2018

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