wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's On Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links Blogs
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in            register
Israel's Moonlanding Tonight

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    wiganworld Forum Index -> General


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Cyril



Joined: 07 Jul 2009
Posts: 2942
Location: Wigan

PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Israel's Moonlanding Tonight Reply with quote

I've not seen anything about this in any of the news media in the UK, though they're probably wrapped up too much with the Brexit fiasco to be concerned with what is happening elsewhere, however, Israel is hoping for a successful landing of their spacecraft Beresheet in the Sea of Serenity on the Moon tonight, it is to conduct scientific experiments before the computers become disabled by the Sun's rays in two or three days time. Well done Israel for being the fourth country to have landed a spacecraft on the Moon.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israelis-reach-for-the-moon-tonight-heres-how-to-watch/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cyril



Joined: 07 Jul 2009
Posts: 2942
Location: Wigan

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately communications were lost and the spacecraft crashed - it's said that another attempt shall be made.

https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/buzz-aldrin-and-tim-peake-applaud-israels-beresheet-mission-after-moon-crash/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gordon



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 2488

PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nasa is on about landing astronauts on the moon within 5 years, but they have been developing their SLS launch system, with Orion spacecraft for the best part of 20 years and it still won't launch till next year, so in 5 years time the yanks may have a rocket that will get to the moon and back again, but that then begs the question of what sort of lander they will use or LEM which is what the moon landers were known as during the Apollo era, which stood for 'Lunar Excursion Module' and as far as I know there are no LEM's under development at this time, never mind having one ready for flight, within 5 years.

It's a case of 'watch out, because there's a lot of crap about'
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cyril



Joined: 07 Jul 2009
Posts: 2942
Location: Wigan

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There certainly is Gordon. Nammo a company from Westcott, Buckinghamshire built the Leros engine for Israels spacecraft, it was this that caused for it to crash land on the Moon, apparently they had built Leros engines for the Juno and Mars Global Surveyor, however it had not before been used for a soft landing and had been observed to be misfiring and the velocity surging as Beresheet neared the surface of the Moon.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    wiganworld Forum Index -> General All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group