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Israeli Technology

Israeli spacecraft snaps Earth ‘selfie’ with flag from 23,000 miles away

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Beresheet spacecraft on Tuesday sent back a photo taken with its “selfie camera,” in which the Israeli flag can be seen 37,600 kilometers (23,000 miles) above Earth. A plaque installed on the outside of the lunar lander depicts Israel’s national flag as well as the phrases “Am Yisrael Chai” (the people of Israel live) … Read More

Following setback, Beresheet spacecraft completes critical maneuver

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Beresheet spacecraft successfully carried out a key maneuver Thursday night, following a worrisome computer glitch earlier this week. Ground control activated the spacecraft’s main engine for four minutes, putting it into a new orbit which takes it to a distance of 131,000 kilometers from earth. The next maneuver is scheduled for next week. “The … Read More

Israeli spacecraft launches, Beresheet heads into orbit towards the moon

Monday, February 25, 2019

Beresheet, which successfully launched early Friday morning, has begun its elliptical orbit around the Earth at a distance of 69,400 km. and is now on its way to the moon. Scientists and tech staff at Israel Aerospace Industries headquarters were notified of the spacecraft’s high sensitivity toward the sun’s rays in the star trackers on … Read More

Israel’s privately funded moon mission lifts off

Friday, February 22, 2019

Israel’s non-profit SpaceIL launched its spacecraft from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket, in a bid to become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the moon. The unmanned craft, weighing 1,300 pounds and standing approximately five feet tall, began an approximate seven-week journey to the moon, from where … Read More

Why Israel’s little Beresheet lander bound for the moon is a big deal

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

On Thursday evening, a SpaceX Falcon 9 will launch a small spacecraft on its way to the moon from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And if the little lander known as Beresheet makes it all the way to the lunar surface, it’ll mark several milestones that’ve been years in the making. SpaceIL, the Israel-based nonprofit … Read More

Israel is feeding the world

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Israel Export Institute on Monday held a conference in which the most contemporary trends in the field of food-tech and agro-tech were presented. The conference focused on the challenges the world is expected to face in the upcoming years and the solutions Israeli startup companies have to offer. “The State of Israel has always … Read More

With sights set on the moon, Israel to launch privately funded spacecraft Friday

Monday, February 18, 2019

Israel hopes to become the fourth country in the world to land a spacecraft on the moon, with the launch of the unmanned spacecraft Beresheet from Florida’s Cape Canaveral this Friday. If successful, the 160-kilogram (350 pounds without fuel), four-legged spacecraft will also be the smallest and cheapest spacecraft to land on the moon. The … Read More

PM meets Intel’s Israeli leaders, fetes decision to invest $11b in new plant

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met with Intel’s Israeli leadership and saluted the company’s decision to expand its operations in Israel, building a new plant in Kiryat Gat that is expected to include an $11 billion investment. Netanyahu welcomed the move, which he said would contribute to Israel’s economic growth. “Israel has become a … Read More

Israel climbs to 5th in Bloomberg innovation index

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Israel leapt ahead of the US, Singapore, and Japan in its rise from 10th place last year. Bloomberg put Israel in fifth place in its innovation index for 2019, ahead of the US (eighth place), Singapore (sixth place), and Japan (ninth place). The annual index is being published for the seventh time. Israel was rated … Read More