Photo Credit: SpaceIL
The Beresheet flight path to the moon

The SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries have announced that at 7:48 AM Monday, the Beresheet space craft completed another successful maneuver around the moon:

“During the maneuver, the engines operated for about 36 seconds and the amount of fuel burned was worth about six kilograms. During the maneuver, the height of Apollona (furthest distance from the Moon) was decreased from 750 kilometers to 200 kilometers from the moon and in fact became the Perilone, which is the point closest to the moon.”

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According to IAI and SpaceIL, “the spacecraft is now in an elliptical orbit at an altitude of 211 km to 467 km from the moon.”

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