Friday, February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019: Falcon 9 Launch (Beresheet, SpaceIL lunar lander)

Launch of Falcon 9 with SpaceIL lunar lander

Launch time was 20:45 and the launch we on time.

SpaceIL will use a gravitational slingshot to position their lunar lander on the surface of the moon.  Here is an amazing animation of the mission

and animation of the gravity slingshot propulsion

And my images of the launch trajectory

Falcon 9 trajectory for SpaceIL Lunar Lander

My backup camera image of Falcon 9 launch trajectory for SpaceIL Lunar Lander


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