WATCH: Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Video Shows The Sun Rise On Earth
The spacecraft is in its largest elliptical orbit around the earth and is scheduled to intersect the moon’s orbit and be captured in it on April 4 at 251,655 miles from earth.
The lunar lander is expected to land on the moon’s surface on April 11. The landing site has been identified as the northeastern part of Mare Serenitatis, or the Sea of Serenity, a flat area on the moon’s surface.
The Beresheet spacecraft is a joint venture between private companies SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries and continues to communicate with the Israel Aerospace Industries and SpaceIL control room in Yehud in central Israel.
This story "Israeli Spacecraft Video Shows The Sun Rise On Earth" was written by Marcy Oster.