Beresheet, which was successfully launched early in the morning, started its elliptical orbit around the Earth far from 69,400 km. and is now on his way to the moon.
Scientists and technical staff were told at Aerospace Israeli headquarters for the high sensitivity of the spacecraft towards sunbeds in the star trackers on board, but they are hopeful that this issue can be resolved. On Sunday, he will finish his first orbit around the Earth.
The solar waves in the space are more powerful than expected and they currently fall off the spacecraft. When asked about the possible damage, Efi, SpaceIL's project manager in IAI who can not reveal his last name, told The Jerusalem Post, "It's not easy to send a spacecraft to the moon , but he knows how to defend yourself, forbid God, in case anything happens, he can enter a secure method. "
He explained how at the IAI headquarters and across the world an open communications line with the spacecraft will be maintained.
"There are stations worldwide … who can track the spacecraft," says Ephi. He explained the location of a number of satellite dish that could trace his movement – even thousands of miles away. "Beyond the spacecraft, the hardest is the communication line, in terms of power, but there are plenty of antenna for this," he said.
In addition, there are two types of solar panels used by the craft to reach the moon, while the other is used for landing.
"The spacecraft always uses its panels to face the sun, this is loading the battery and allows the spacecraft to operate," he said.
As 500 people gathered in a room that faced two large screens waiting for the departure, many were still in breath – would the launch be successful or not? The tension in the room was fast. He gathered journalists, experts and employees at the IAI headquarters, while there were plenty of viewers watching eagerly at home. The launch had to program to broadcast at 3:45 a.m. Time of Israel, living from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 8:45 p.m. EST.
One hour before the launch, people sat on the edge of their seats, and did not worry listening as an IAI scientist, explained the process that Beresheet will go through leaving the atmosphere of the Earth and entering our elliptical orbit Planed for two months, before making the transfer to the moon orbit and slowly but surely landed on the surface of the picture.
In the big hall, many of them sat eating popcorn in front of the big screens very eager to the lift – although more than 6,000 miles (10,000 km) away in Florida – had all the draw and excitement of a new film . This showed Israel to go to the moon, making the Jewish state only in the fourth country to do so.
"All I can say is Beresheet a farewell," said emotional Morris Kahn, SpaceIL chairman who gave over $ 40 million to the project. "Our hopes with you, make us proud."
As Beresheet launched off the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, the figure was obviously clear. He fights people high and sanctified towards the final final.
As Beresheet was devoted to the launcher he was very interested, he separated from what the technology people referred to as "cellofhan" began – euphemism for the foil that marked the ship which was compared to a plastic that Israel wrapped gift baskets during vacation to come from Purim – and finally disengaged from the launcher completely.
He spent 19 minutes in space, during which the audience expected him to start entering the Earth's Elliptical orbit.
Many were highly watched and watched as the spacecraft was damaged by space.
"He gave a tremendous feeling of satisfaction," said Kahn to the Post. "It's great to see this wonderful project and the design that's going to … to see that this work is really exciting."
Still, others such as Yariv Bash, a SpaceIL co-founder, indicate that the craft has not entered the land on the moon.
"It was not going to happen, it's just the beginning," he said. "He felt that a stone had fallen heartily watching it." Bash noted that he and others at SpaceIL and IAI were keen to wait for the Beresheet landing on the surface of the gray – which now has been scheduled for April 11.
The joint team of engineers, scientists and project managers were predominantly male. However, as one of the main women in this project, Inbal Kreiss, deputy director of MBT space space, told the women that women can do anything.
"You can do anything, you can get there [as high as you dream], "He said, adding that women" should set the bar high for themselves. "
"This is a great achievement for the State of Israel," the proud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who attended the historic moment, placed on the crowd.
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