SpaceIL Gets $1 Million Grant From Blavatnik Foundation For New Spacecraft, 2nd Moon Mission
The foundation said the grant would support SpaceIL's Beresheet 2 program and advance the goal of landing an unmanned Israeli spacecraft on the lunar surface.
January 15, 2020
SpaceIL Receives XPrize’s $1 Million Moonshot Award For Beresheet Lunar Mission
The team was awarded the prize at the 2019 Visioneering Summit in Los Angeles hosted by XPrize.
October 07, 2019
Here’s How To Watch Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Land On The Moon
Watch parties and live streams await as Israel gears up to become the 4th country to complete a lunar landing.
April 11, 2019
Beresheet Spacecraft Successfully Completes Another Maneuver To Join Moon’s Orbit
At 9:00 AM Israel Time yesterday (2:00 AM ET), Beresheet, the Israeli spacecraft that is making its way to the moon, successfully completed another maneuver to make final adjustments before leaving Earth’s orbit and joining the moon’s orbit. In the maneuver, SpaceIL and IAI engineering teams started and ran the spacecraft’s engines for 72 seconds. […]
April 02, 2019
Moon-Bound Israeli Spacecraft Snaps Stunning Photos And Videos From Journey
Israel's lunar lander Beresheet has taken a number of images and clips during its journey which it expects to complete by April 11.
March 24, 2019
Chutzpah, Dreams And Ingenuity Behind Israel’s First Moonshot
The global space community sees Israel’s first moonshot as a window to future commercial spacecraft ventures.
February 18, 2019
SpaceIL’s First Israeli Spacecraft Arrives In Florida Ahead Of Moon Launch
The lunar spacecraft, dubbed 'Beresheet,' will be added as a secondary payload by service provider Spaceflight and will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
January 21, 2019
Israeli Spacecraft Carries Digital Time Capsule With Hebrew Songs, Stories Ahead Of Historic Moon Launch
The time capsule contains hundreds of files that include details on the spacecraft, Israel's Declaration of Independence and its national anthem, songs, literature, artwork, and a copy of the bible, among other gems.
December 18, 2018
Canadian Billionaire Contributes $5M To Israel’s Moon-Bound Startup SpaceIL
Sylvan Adams, who helped build the Mideast’s first indoor velodrome and brought the Giro d’Italia to Israel this summer, is now joining efforts to land an Israeli spacecraft on the moon.
November 19, 2018
Israel’s SpaceIL Planning First Moon Launch In December 2018
The Israeli startup is planning to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon by February 2019 to become the 4th country in the world to do so.
July 10, 2018
Google’s $20M Lunar XPrize Went Unclaimed, But Israel’s SpaceIL Still Plans ‘Moonshot’
The March 31, 2018 deadline for nabbing the grand prize came and went with none of the 5 finalists, including Israel, landing their spacecraft on the moon, but it's not stopping some.
April 05, 2018
Missions To ‘Mars’ And The Moon: Israel’s Space Sector Is Reaching For The Stars
Over the past few weeks, Israeli scientists got a taste of life on the Red Planet in a desert habitat and SpaceIL's quest to put an Israeli spacecraft on the moon was put back on track.
February 19, 2018