NASA adds Israeli spacecraft to map of solar system

NASA added the Israel Space Agency’s Beresheet spacecraft, which is headed for the moon, to its ‘Eyes on the Solar System’ simulator.

By World Israel News Staff

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has added Israel’s first lunar-bound spacecraft to its ‘Eyes on the Solar System’ app, providing a real-time view of the positions of the universe.

Beresheet, which means “Genesis” in Hebrew, lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida last week atop a Falcon 9 rocket from the private U.S.-based SpaceX company of entrepreneur Elon Musk.

@NASA kindly added Israeli @TeamSpaceIL #Beresheet spacecraft to their ‘Eyes on the Solar System’ simulator, visualizing real time data from #SpaceIL mission control. Click the link & live-track Israel’s journey to the moon on #NASA​s galactic radar,” the Israel Space Agency tweeted on Wednesday.”

“NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System simulates a view of the solar system with the live actual positions of the planets, moons and spacecrafts, based on real data, shown where they are right now,” the agency said, providing a link to find Beresheet.

Beresheet is set to land on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility on April 11.