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Power Failure Between Squares of the Sun

Power Failure Between Squares of the Sun

In follow-up to an earlier post (where I noted the difficult challenges and power struggles which could arise this week prior to Sunday), it is reported that an Israeli spacecraft (Beresheet) crashed today during its descent to the lunar surface. Caught between Sun square Saturn (yesterday) and Sun square Pluto (this upcoming Saturday), Beresheet lost its struggle to maintain power during its descent to the moon earlier today - the good news is that the spaceship was unmanned. Apparently, the British-built engine was designed and developed by NAMMO (a Norwegian/Finnish aerospace and defence group).

"The spacecraft lost power in its main engine after sending a selfie from 22 kilometers (nearly 14 miles) above the surface of the moon, then went into a free fall toward the surface. The main engine reignited several kilometers above the surface before losing communication with the control room. Although it didn’t complete its mission, Beresheet helped Israel become the seventh country to have a spacecraft orbit the moon." [Source]