Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Israel's First Moon Mission to Take Off Today From Florida

An artist's impression of the Beresheet moon lander.             
    SpaceIL An artist's impression of the Beresheet moon lander. SpaceIL
Andrew Wong | 24 February, 2019, 19:55

On Thursday evening, SpaceX launched its first rocket of the year from Cape Canaveral, and tucked inside was the first lunar lander built with mostly private money.

Israel seeks to become the fourth country to successfully land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon, after the Soviet Union, the USA, and China.

Narrating the mission, program reliability engineer Kate Tice said Falcon 9 made "a successful landing a rather spicy landing attempt on our droneship Of Course I Still Love You".

Israel successfully launched its first privately funded spacecraft from Florida in the United States on Friday.

The spacecraft went into orbit at a velocity of 22,000 miles per hour at about 8:45 p.m. EST, after what Reuters described as a "textbook" disengagement from the launch missile.

Space - the Israeli probe will fly to the moon aboard a SpaceX rocket has sent to Israel for the first time, a probe in the direction of the moon.

Other partners are IAI, Israel's space agency its Ministry of Science and Technology. Previously, only the U.S., U.S.S.R, and China have landed spacecraft on the moon. Eastern, deploying the Beresheet lunar lander 33 minutes later, and the Nusantara Satu telecom satellite with the S5 experimental smallsat almost 45 minutes after liftoff.

IRS Analyst Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen's Bank Records
But Cohen's admission to past lies will give critics plenty of reason to doubt any revelations that may come from his testimony. Last week, Cohen's lawyers said he was delaying his Senate testimony "due to post-surgery medical needs".

Korea facing historic turning point, says state media before summit
The two envoys met earlier this month in North Korea's capital to discuss details of the February 27-28 summit. North Korean working-level delegates arrive at a Vietnamese government guesthouse in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Bryce Harper Turned Down Multiple Offers Worth $300 Million
Machado joins a San Diego infield rife with talent, highlighted by Fernando Tatis Jr ., the No. 2 prospect in baseball. We have our team here, and I am happy with the roster we have here. "He may have gotten a few more gray hairs".

It is also carrying an Indonesian telecommunications satellite and an experimental US Air Force satellite.

Around the size of a dishwasher, Beresheet is one of three sets of cargo carried by the Falcon 9, part of the private rocket fleet of billionaire PayPal founder Elon Musk's company SpaceX.

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL's Beresheet lander separated 33 minutes after liftoff.

A small spacecraft named Beresheet took off on a trip to the moon yesterday, vaulting an improbable group of privately funded Israeli scientists to heights achieved only by the world's largest government space agencies. During this time Beresheet will be taking the moon's surface photos while measuring its magnetic field as well.

If the mission succeeds, it could unlock information the moon's iron core. The launch was among the three successful missions for the company's rocket booster, which launched two missions successfully in 2018 before returning to land. The spacecraft will collect lunar data and deposit a time capsule that includes children's drawings, the Bible, and Israel's Declaration of Independence.

If Israel's space venture proceeds as planned, it will become the fourth - and by far the smallest - country to do so.

Recommended

  • Five talking points ahead of Wales and England’s Six Nations clash

    Five talking points ahead of Wales and England’s Six Nations clash

    England have begun the Six Nations in superb fashion, defeating Ireland in Dublin before brushing aside France at Twickenham. We'll learn from today, we got beaten in certain areas so we'll improve in those areas and then we'll be ready to go.
    Tiger Woods Has Disastrous Start To This Week’s Tournament

    Tiger Woods Has Disastrous Start To This Week’s Tournament

    The Arnold Palmer Invitational is March 7-10 in Orlando, and The Players Championship is in Ponte Vedra Beach the week after that. Woods is now playing at this week's WGC-Mexico, and he carded an even-par 71 on day one.
    England post record chase to beat Windies in series opener

    England post record chase to beat Windies in series opener

    But Cook said a change of attitude lay behind England's rise up the one-day rankings since that dismal display. As soon as he qualifies, we'll make a decision on him and think about what direction we're going to go in.
  • Time's Up confirms its CEO resigned over son's sexual assault allegations

    Time's Up confirms its CEO resigned over son's sexual assault allegations

    The statement said that Borders made the decision to resign "and we agreed it was the right decision for all parties". The phrase - "speak my truth" - has become a central creed in the Time's Up and #MeToo movements to empower women.
    Bernie Sanders Is Running For President In 2020

    Bernie Sanders Is Running For President In 2020

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is giving it another go for the USA presidential nomination, this time for the 2020 race. Sanders' time . "And I think his ideas are becoming a marker, or a dividing line, among the primary contenders".
    I don't know the meaning of Sarriball - Chelsea boss focused on results

    I don't know the meaning of Sarriball - Chelsea boss focused on results

    This is a good team, though, and I believe in them. "If they don't, I would like to see him given time to implement them". I think that, if you choose Guardiola , you have to wait because the club knows very well that Guardiola needs time.
  • Israel's moon mission launched successfully

    The Nasantara Satu mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral on February 21, 2019, carrying SpaceIL's lunar lander bound for the moon. Watch history in the making as Israel's Beresheet spacecraft launches upon its historic mission to the moon.
    Toronto roads slightly slippery following mixture of ice and rain

    Toronto roads slightly slippery following mixture of ice and rain

    TONIGHT: Increasing clouds & winds, snow moves in late.Low: 22 increasing to 26 by morning.Wind: E 5-15 miles per hour . The snow is expected to roll in after midnight Tuesday and taper off into Wednesday evening.
    Meghan Markle enjoys dinner with friends in NY

    Meghan Markle enjoys dinner with friends in NY

    We bet looking at these pictures, the excitement for the arrival of the royal baby is all set to double up. Shortly after, Meghan's close friend and fashion designer Misha Nonoo made her way into The Mark.
  • Take a First Look at Huawei’s $2,600 5G Foldable Mate X Phone

    Take a First Look at Huawei’s $2,600 5G Foldable Mate X Phone

    With more than 100 components involved in its design, the result is that the Mate X's hinge allows for an ultra-thin design. Oppo has not disclosed anything about the device's specs, but their patent reveals a few interesting features.
    NFL Draft: New York Giants awarded compensatory pick

    NFL Draft: New York Giants awarded compensatory pick

    Minnesota received a sixth-round pick (209th overall) as well as two choices in the seventh round (247, 250). Overall, in 23 years of compensatory picks being awarded, the Buccaneers have been given 19 of them.
    Valverde and Busquests: 'hungry and ready for Lyon test'

    Valverde and Busquests: 'hungry and ready for Lyon test'

    However, it was the Uruguayan who disappointed the most, continuing his abysmal away streak in the competition . But for Champions League fans expecting some goal-filled action, they were left pondering a night to forget.

Pelicans sit Anthony Davis in matchup against Lakers Pelicans sit Anthony Davis in matchup against Lakers Seemingly as a way to dance around the issue, the Pelicans have played Davis in significantly limited minutes since the deadline. The Pelicans could be subject to fines of up to $100,000 per game for sitting Davis when he is completely healthy.

Kylie Jenner's brutal response to Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal Kylie Jenner's brutal response to Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal The set was first launched in May of 2018 and is now available for half price. "Diamonds are Kylie's best friend not Jordyn". So far, Kim Kardashian and Khloe have addressed the issue indirectly via various hinting messages and posts on social media.

Manchester United vs Liverpool, Premier League Manchester United vs Liverpool, Premier League The Norwegian claimed that Jurgen Klopp and his players are under intense pressure as they move towards the end of the season. Liverpool drew 0-0 with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night in the Champions League .

West Indies break record for number of sixes in an ODI inning West Indies break record for number of sixes in an ODI inning Hope had put on a 131-run partnerhship with Gayle off as many balls. I felt the energy and body language could have been a lot better. At no stage did we feel we were under pressure to up the rate.

Meghan Markle Had Her Baby Shower in America's Most Expensive Hotel Suite Meghan Markle Had Her Baby Shower in America's Most Expensive Hotel Suite Williams and Clooney reportedly chose the property after visiting several other locations around New York City. Ms Markle , 37, has been dubbed "the hard duchess" in British media following several royal staff departures.

Kelly charged in Cook County with sexually abusing four alleged victims Kelly charged in Cook County with sexually abusing four alleged victims However, the attention surrounding accusations against him has skyrocketed following Lifetime's January docuseries Surviving R. Kelly , who is accused of brainwashing multiple women and holding them hostage as part of a sex cult, has denied the charges.

Venezuelan tensions take a unusual turn at the Colombian border Venezuelan tensions take a unusual  turn at the Colombian border There will be two free concerts near the Tienditas International Bridge at the Colombia-Venezuela border on Friday. Lawmakers trying to get through scuffled with soldiers in riot gear at the tunnel's exit, TV footage showed.

Covington Catholic Student Sues WashPost for $250 Million Covington Catholic Student Sues WashPost for $250 Million And, according to the student's lawyer Lin Wood , "additional similar lawsuits" will reportedly be filed in the weeks ahead. Sandmann had said he was not making faces at the Native American drummer seen in the video, Nathan Phillips.

Pakistani PM Authorizes Army to Respond to 'Any Aggression' by India Pakistani PM Authorizes Army to Respond to 'Any Aggression' by India India has long blamed Pakistan for a almost 30-year revolt in Jammu and Kashmir , its only Muslim-majority state. A third Indian official said details relating to the group's operations were provided to the FATF.

Chicago's top cop blasts Jussie Smollett; bond set at $100,000 Chicago's top cop blasts Jussie Smollett; bond set at $100,000 Referring to a published account of the attack, Trump said last month that "it doesn't get worse, as far as I'm concerned". Subsequent surveillance video was released showing the brothers items thought to have been used in the attack in a store.

California bullet train in Gavin Newsom-Donald Trump funding dispute lacks riders California bullet train in Gavin Newsom-Donald Trump funding dispute lacks riders Newsom, less than two months into his tenure, has appeared more eager to hit back at Trump than former California Gov. He argued that it will fail to complete the Central Valley construction by a 2022 deadline required by the grant.

From shy student to ISIS polemicist, Hoda Muthana in USA crosshairs From shy student to ISIS polemicist, Hoda Muthana in USA  crosshairs Now I'm a mother and I have none of the ideology and hopefully everyone will see it when I come back", she told ABC . She told newspapers that she was "brainswashed", explaining that life with ISIS was not as she had envisioned.

Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week Trump and Kim will hold their second summit in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on February 27-28. He also added that sanctions on North Korea will remain in place for now.

Islamic State steps up guerrilla attacks in Syria: SDF Islamic State steps up guerrilla attacks in Syria: SDF Thousands of people have flooded out of Baghouz over the past week - mostly women and children related to IS militants. Thousands of IS fighters and their families have emerged in the past few months from the group's last enclave.

Arsene Wenger would be a great Chelsea coach, says Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger would be a great Chelsea coach, says Arsenal legend Mourinho and Wenger are both without a club following the Portuguese's departure from Manchester United earlier this season. And to maintain the value of the player, beyond the Özil case, it is more about the way football is structured.