Upon landing, the craft will relay photographs and collect data about the moon's magnetism for research by Israel's Weizmann Institute.
The other countries to have done so are Russian Federation, the United States and China.
Google Lunar prize was intended as reward for the first commercial organization which will land a spacecraft on the Moon.
"It should be noted that only three countries have so far landed spacecraft on the moon - the United States, Russia and China - and all three have done so with tremendous financial investment and with the participation of thousands of engineers", said venture capitalist Maurice Kahn, a major contributor and for years the chairman of the SpaceIL board.
"The launch of the first Israeli spacecraft will fill Israel, on its 70th year of birth, with pride".
Hamid Ansari cautions against reducing oil imports from Iran
The US has told India and other countries to cut oil imports from the Gulf nation to "zero" by November 4 or face sanctions. Iran supplied 18.4 million tonnes of crude oil between April 2017 and January 2018 (first 10 months of fiscal 2017-18).
The work has been funded by philanthropists, but it is also supported by the Israel Space Agency and major hi-tech corporations such as Elbit, Rafael and Israel Aerospace Industries. The Israeli craft will be the smallest to land on the moon, weighing only 1,322 pounds or 600 kilograms.
SpaceIL CEO Anteby said that the organisation will put the Israeli flag on the Moon.
"We need to think about backup plans", Weiss said. "SpaceIL's moon mission is officially underway #SpaceIL". The victor was expected to earn a prize of 20 million dollars to fund the landing of the first non-governmental unmanned spacecraft on the moon. "In the coming months the spacecraft will undergo a series of intensive checks and tests at IAI, to prove that it will withstand the launch, flight and landing conditions".
The spacecraft is a "hopper", which will land and then take off again with the fuel left in its propulsion system, and then perform another landing 500m away, as required by the XPrize.
SpaceIL, an Israeli initiative group for space exploration, announced that as soon as in the end of 2018 the first lunar orbiter will be launched. It is expected that the "mission" will wrap up in a mere two days. The competition ended officially with no victor on March 31, when Google announced that it would no longer sponsor it.
SpaceIL aims to set in motion an "Apollo effect" in Israel: To encourage the next generation of Israeli children to choose to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); to change their perception of these subjects; to generate a sense of capability; and to allow them to dream big dreams even in their small country.
In December the 15-member Security Council capped refined petroleum product exports to North Korea at 500,000 barrels a year. Pompeo characterized the talks as progressive, asserting that North Korea did not "push back" on denuclearization .
Previously, India Men's head coach - Anil Kumble - too had resigned after his much-known differences with skipper Virat Kohli . That time Rau had said that Diana Edulji, one of the members of the COA, had used her position to settle personal scores.
Heavily outgunned, rebels in parts of Deraa province reached an agreement to surrender territory last week. Latest estimates say some 2,000 militants are still holed up in Dara'a city, along with their families.
Il a précisé que la Fifa était déjà intervenue auprès de chaînes dans certains cas particulièrement évidents. En effet, la Fifa ne veut plus de ce comportement sexiste, pratiqué par de nombreux diffuseurs.
Woolworths said it proactively manages and prevents microbial contamination of food, and has very strict protocols in place. Listeria is a harmful bacteria that thrives in ready-to-eat foods that have already been cooked when purchased.
They broke all the records in the Premier League, which is unbelievable. "I am very confident about myself", he added. This is the past and we are looking forward now. "I am happy, I am starting a new challenge in my life".
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Two Astros' pitchers are getting the nod to head to Washington, but the third wheel Morton is being left back home, for now. Second baseman Jose Altuve, who is making his sixth All-Star appearance and fifth consecutive, was selected as a starter .
Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, identified the firefighter who was killed as Cory Barr. Hundreds of residents were displaced from their home and found shelter at area schools and churches.
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Serena Williams de retour dans le dernier carré
Malmenée par l'Italienne Camila Giorgi , l'ancienne N.1 mondiale, a renversé la situation grâce à son incomparable puissance. Alors qu'en début de journée, Jelena Ostapenko s'est imposée en deux sets contre Dominika Cibulkova (7-5, 6-4).
Sea Shepherd: Icelandic Whalers Slaughter Blue Whale
Experts claim it is a blue whale, a protected species which has not been harpooned by anyone for the last fifty years. Nicole Beynon of Humane Society International Australia said: "Killing a blue whale is unforgivable".