Beresheet preparing for lunar landing
Israel's spacecraft Beresheet successfully completed a maneuver around the moon this morning, just days ahead of the spacecraft’s scheduled lunar landing.
Beresheet is slated to touchdown on the moon on April 11.
According to an update released by the spacecraft’s designers and manufacturers, SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries, Beresheet lowered its altitude above the moon during the maneuver, as it prepares for the landing.
"This morning, Monday, 8.4.19 at 07:48, the engineering team of SpaceIL and IAI successfully carried out another maneuver around the moon. During the maneuver, the engines operated for about 36 seconds and the amount of fuel burned was about six kilograms," the statement reads.