Still reeling from the failure of its Beresheet moon mission last week, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn announced the establishment of Beresheet 2 on Saturday, April 13.
The first Beresheet mission ended unsuccessfully on Thursday when the craft, the first launched from under the auspices of Israel, crash-landed on the lunar surface.
Kahn will lead the project with the ultimate aim of achieving a successful lunar landing. “This is part of my message to the younger generation: Even if you do not succeed, you get up again and try,” Kahn said.
Kahn is organizing a new group of donors to support Beresheet 2 and will lead the team in its efforts.