Built for the X Prize
SpaceIl originally envisioned the Beresheet lander as its entry in the Google Lunar X Prize, a private moon shot contest that promised up to $30 million in prizes for teams that reached the moon. The contest ended in 2018 with no winners.
This image shows one concept of spacecraft separation for SpaceIL's moon lander on its way to the lunar surface. Ultimately, the spacecraft will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as a secondary payload in February 2019.
A Look at the Lander
This diagram shows the major elements of SpaceIL's Beresheet moon lander
An Early Vision
An early concept of what SpaceIL's moon lander might look like
Beresheet on the Moon
Will SpaceIL's Bereseheet moon lander reach the lunar surface in 2019? We'll have to wait and see. If it does, check back here for the latest images from the mission!