SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization aiming to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the Moon and a participant in the prestigious Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP) competition, announced today the receipt of a $16.4 million donation from the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Family Foundation.
In celebration of International Women's Day, meet some of the women who take part in the Israeli journey to the Moon!
SpaceIL is working to inspire the next generation and to promote STEM education. The team is not waiting for the landing day to create this important educational impact. A network of dozens of volunteers present SpaceIL's story and mission in classrooms all over Israel, reaching over 50,000 kids in person so far.
Yariv Bash, co-founder and Daniel Saat, director of business development, just got back from their latest trip to the US, and created some buzz around them.
Ayelet Klein, a member of SpaceIL's landing site team, is sharing the SpaceIL Approach for Landing Site Characterization & Site Selection. There are three steps towards finding a landing site for the SpaceIL mission to the moon:
We have some exciting news!
!Our tireless efforts towards securing a Launch continues and has gone as far as China
Two weeks ago, we sent two of our engineers to the Annual International Space Conference, "International Astronautical Congress- IAC2013", which took place in Beijing, China. The conference is the most important space industry event of the year, covering all space related issues such as: technical, legal, space pollution, education and community programs, and more
You probably know that we "pay" in fuel consumption for every pound of the spacecraft at space. 91 kg of the current total mass of our spacecraft is... fuel. These 91kg should be enough to take our spacecraft all the way to the moon, including the landing and the leap part. If the total weight of the spacecraft grows, then we have to spend more of the fuel in the containers, with no extras remain.
Remember we sent a special birthday card for the President's 90th birthday? It turned out that he was touched by it and so we received a personal “Thank You” letter from him by mail, handwritten. For those who missed it, here is a video documenting the preparations for the photo: