that it will pay out a million dollars to Israel's non-profit SpaceIL, if it will probably land its Beresheet spacecraft on the moon as it is expected to do next month.
For daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.
Beresheet is a private venture of SpaceIL founded in 2011 to compete in Google's 10-year space competition Lunar X Prize in partnership with Israeli state-owned defense agency Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI). The project cost about $ 1
The spacecraft is landed on the moon on April 11 and takes pictures of the landing site, including a selfie. Beresheet will measure the moon's magnetic fields, before they immediately throw away the heat of the sun.
If successful, Beresheet could be the first non-state spacecraft to reach the moon's surface, making Israel the fourth country to land a vehicle on the moon after the United States, Russia and China.