After eight years of development, Beresheet spacecraft will be launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Friday, January 22, 2019 3:45AM IST. If successful, the 160-kilogram unmanned four-legged spacecraft will also be the smallest and cheapest spacecraft to land on the moon. Beresheet, is the creation of an Israeli nonprofit called SpaceIL, collaborating with IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) and with contribution of ISA (Israel Space Agency) of the Department of Science and Technology.
Beresheet set to touch down in the Sea of Tranquility on April 11.
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