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(Note: This article originally published in Russian on habr.com. To view, please go here.)

On March 3, 2019, at a distance of 37,600 km from the Earth, the onboard camera of the Beresheett device made (first) an interesting picture, even Australia is clearly visible.

In the continuation of these publications about the moon mission "Beresheet"

The on-board camera of the Beresheet device is an 8-megapixel Imperx Bobcat B3320C with Ruda optics.

And the first shots from this camera should have been made just during the flight to the Moon of the Beresheet apparatus, and then after the landing (by the way, this camera will also shoot this camera, of course), if everything works out successfully, it is planned to capture the moonlight surface maximum number of frames, how much the camera can make before failure due to overheating.

Telemetry and camera data in the Beresheet project control center are obtained with the help of colleagues from Sweden and the equipment of the science and space center in Kiruna , in the north of Sweden.

Telemetry and camera data in the Beresheet project control center are obtained with the help of colleagues from Sweden and the equipment of the science and space center in Kiruna , in the north of Sweden.


Now the first official picture from the camera of the Beresheet device has appeared .

Probably, previously many (several) frames were received at the SpaceIL MCC from the on-board camera of the Beresheet device, but on March 3, 2019 (the date is updated at the moment) the first beautiful picture was taken, which was officially published on March 5, 2019.

In this first photograph, the onboard camera of the Beresheet device (clickable) captured part of the device itself against the background of the Earth (Australia can be viewed in the blue ball), as well as a sign with inscriptions in Hebrew: “Am Israel High” is one of the translation options - “People Israel is alive "and English:" A small country, big dreams. "

As a sign, it sustained the start and the process of flight - it would be very interesting to learn more, since from the photo it looks quite simple in structure.

Project managers from the nonprofit organization SpaceIL note that this snapshot is the most distant photograph from the Earth’s surface ever taken by Israeli equipment.

Since then the device will still be removed at the apogee from the Earth after performing new maneuvers on March 7-8, new frames and new records are still ahead.

Do not forget to follow the mission “Beresheet” with the help of:

- an online resource with a simulator and real-time data on the current status of the mission “Beresheet”;

- NASA online simulator " Eyes on the Solar System ".


To read original article in Russian, please go here.