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SpaceIL Lunar Lander

SpaceIL Lunar Lander [SpaceIL]

The SpaceIL Lunar Lander, nicknamed "Sparrow", is a lunar lander developed by the Israeli nonprofit organisation SpaceIL. It is an entry to win the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP).

The SpaceIL Lunar Lander is a lunar lander, which has a propulsion system to enable itself to leave earth orbit and to enter a trajectory to the moon. After landing on the lunar surface, the lander will reignite its propulsion system to move a distance of at least 500 m to satisfy the rules of the GLXP.

In October 2015, SpaceIL contracted via Spaceflight Inc. a shared launch to earth orbit on a SpaceX Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket launched from Vandenberg.

In late 2017, SpaceIL tris to raise $20 million by the end of the year, from both the public as well as the Israeli government, or else it would be forced to cancel the entire mission. In mid 2018, a launch date for December 2018 was announced with the lander being launched as a secondary payload on a mission to deploy a communication satellite. The landing is planned to take place in February 2019.

Nation: Israel
Type / Application: Lunar lander
Operator: SpaceIL
Contractors: SpaceIL
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: ~ 600 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SpaceIL Lunar Lander - 2019 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with PSN 6, (multiple small payloads)