Some news news today as we discover that Israel's Beresheet spacecraft was unfortunately shortly before landing on the Moon. According to telemetry received from the spacecraft up to the final times, the main engine failed to start during critical braking burns which would delay the planned landing velocity. Despite efforts to restart the engine before its impact on the surface, the craft hit the Moon too hard and is likely to be destroyed. High resolution images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are likely to give us a better idea of the state of the craft on the surface, but at this point the mission has been officially completed.
is easy to see as a failure. Originally designed as an entry to the Google Lunar X Prize, the target for the $ 100 million mission was to become the first privately funded spaceship, not only to connect to the moon surface, but also to navigate the site. through a series of “hops” powered. While the mission was not quite small with these big goals, it is important to remember that Beresheet made land on the Moon. The United States, Russia and China; but the reality is that spacecraft from Israel are now resting on the surface of the moon. Although the leaflet did not succeed, the history of Israel must be recognized as the fourth country to place a lander on the surface of our nearest heavenly neighbor. Moon. During a live broadcast of the mission, after being clear that Beresheet was lost, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised that his country would try again within the next two years. The lessons learned today will help to refine their next mission, and without any competition from other nations for the foreseeable future, there is a great chance that Israel will be able to secure its place in history as the fourth country to make a successful soft landing.
Of course, you have to go to the Moon before you can land it, and in this respect, Beresheet was a success without success. We previously covered the complex maneuvers required to put the vessel into the moon orbit after riding to space as a secondary load load on a Falcon 9 rocket; a technique that we see more likely will be thanks to NASA's recent commitment to return to the Moon. Even if Beresheet never went ashore on the surface, there will be proud pride of Israel because it was able to enter a stable orbit and provide intimate images on the surface of the Moon
there is one thing to be removed from Beresheet loss, it is extremely difficult to travel among the stars. Today, we are reminded that the smallest deterioration can quickly become silent when we leave the relative safety of the Earth's atmosphere. In an era when a mega-rocket is launching a sports car that lives on YouTube it seems very common, it can be forgotten that there were long human legs to the space as there were many exciting legs as that she likes.
the last time you lose the value of high-tech equipment is hundreds of millions of dollars while you are pushing the entire edge of the cover, and nothing to disturb it. People need to be insurmountable to see what is beyond the horizon and that means we have to take a certain level of risk. The alternative is stagnation, and in the long run it will cost much more than some have pursued a quest.