Israeli Spacecraft Reaches Lunar Orbit

Credit: IAI mission control center: SpaceIL
CAPE CANAVERAL—A $95 million Israeli spacecraft, launched six weeks ago as a secondary payload on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, fired its braking rocket on April 4, slipping into an elliptical lunar orbit in preparation for a touchdown attempt on the Moon’s surface on April 11. “We’ve been very anxious...

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