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News Archive / Tagged: Israel

  • Israeli Beresheet lander crashes on Moon

    Laurel KornfeldApril 11th, 2019

    What would have been a historic first in space exploration was not meant to be as SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft failed to successfully land on the Moon.

  • Beresheet lunar lander takes selfie on trek to Moon

    Derek RichardsonMarch 6th, 2019

    The privately-developed Israeli lunar lander named Beresheet that launched last month atop a Falcon 9 rocket for a voyage to the Moon has taken a selfie.

  • Israeli company eyes Moon landing in early 2019

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 14th, 2018

    SpaceIL has unveiled its plan to land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon in early 2019. The company announced that the mission would be launched by a Falcon 9 rocket in December 2018.

  • Israeli company loses contact with Amos-5 satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 23rd, 2015

    The Israeli company Spacecom Communications Ltd. announced on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, that it had lost contact with its Amos-5 satellite. The Russian-built spacecraft ceased to send signals at about 11:45 p.m. EST on Nov. 20.

  • Israel hosts International Astronautical Congress, signs deal with NASA

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 15th, 2015

    The 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) taking place in Jerusalem from Oct. 12‒16 provides an opportunity for space agencies to tighten the bonds of cooperation. One of the deals was inked by NASA and the Israel Space Agency (ISA) on the sidelines of the meeting. The bilateral agreement is expected to deepen collaboration on civil space activities.