Israeli Team Assesses What Went Wrong with Lunar Landing
|04/12/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The team behind the Israeli spacecraft that crashed into the moon moments before touchdown was working Friday to try and piece together what derailed the ambitious mission, which sought to make history as the first privately funded lunar landing.
SpaceIL, the start-up that worked for over eight years to get the spacecraft off the ground, revealed that a technical glitch triggered a “chain of events” that caused the spacecraft’s engine to malfunction Thursday just 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) above the moon, making it “impossible to stop the spacecraft’s velocity.”
The main engine managed to restart soon after, but it was too read more >>>