A hiccup for Beresheet

February 27, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Last night at around 12 a.m. Israel time, another maneuver was planned for Beresheet as it passed near Earth, in an area without communication.

During the pre-maneuver phase, the spacecraft computer reset unexpectedly, causing the maneuver to be automatically cancelled.
The engineering teams of SpaceIL and IAI are examining the data and analyzing the situation. At this time, the spacecraft’s systems are working well, except for the known problem in the star tracker.
Communication between the control centre and the spacecraft remains as planned, and Beresheet continues its previous orbit until the next maneuver. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

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