Israeli firm SpaceIL says it won’t repeat its attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon, despite the crash landing of the Beresheet in April.
The second mission had already been announced and named Beresheet 2, but SpaceIL says it has “held in-depth discussions on the appropriate nature of Beresheet 2’s mission, and reached the conclusion that the attempt to repeat the moon journey isn’t challenging enough.”
The company says it received positive feedback that indicated Beresheet is remembered as a success despite the landing failure. It adds it will update the public on the new nature of the mission when that is decided.
Read more at Times of Israel.