Israel's Beresheet spacecraft fails in Moon landing attempt

Posted by $ mminnick 1 year, 3 months ago to Science
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"Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft has failed in its audacious attempt to make a Moon landing.
The spacecraft experienced a failure of its main engine just seconds before it was expected to reach the lunar surface. "We had a failure of the spacecraft, we have not landed successfully," explained a spokesman from a deflated Mission Control in Yehud, Israel. A problem with the spacecraft's engine was reported at 3:24 p.m. ET and communication with Beresheet was lost."

So Close. Apparently with a few seconds of touchdown.

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  • Posted by $ Solver 1 year, 3 months ago
    I was watching that. When they said they had a main engine failure while plummeting toward the moon and were attempting to reset the computer, I figured that this was going to end badly.
    Even before that, the computerized telemetry we saw was very flakey.
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