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>> The sky is definitely not the limits for this Israeli non-profit group. It's aiming for the moon. SpaceIL is launching an unmanned spacecraft which it hopes will touchdown on the moon in February next year, t The first landing of its kind since 2013. Only three of the countries have made soft landings on the moon, the US, Russia and China.
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Now SpaceIL says it's Israel's turn to take its place alongside the global superpowers. The engineers have a budget of $90 million, which is considered relatively cheap for this kind of project and are mainly backed by private donors, including Israeli billionaire, Morris Kahn, and there's no room for error.
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>> We are gonna do it in time and we have no alternative. If we miss this rocket, we're out of play.>> SpaceIL says it's also revolutionary because it has developed the so-called space hop. This means it can land and then take off again and then perform another landing 500 meters away.
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Once on the moon, the one and a half meter high spacecraft will transmit pictures and videos back to Earth, but not before it's planted Israel's flag on the moon.