Private lunar rover Beresheet could not start the engines due to the failure of the onboard computer

SpaceIL began developing Beresheet in 2012 after winning the Lunar XPrize competition.It is assumed that the lunar rover

will be able to land on the surface of the Moon and make a jump of 500 m, and will also send photographs and soil analysis to Earth.

On February 22, the Falcon 9 rocket brought Beresheet toorbit where the device will spend 2.5 months, gradually rising. Then the rover will start the engines and fly to the moon - it is planned that he will land on the Earth satellite at the end of April 2019.

The first test engine start February 24passed successfully, but before the second maneuver the on-board computer of the device unexpectedly rebooted. Now all the systems of the device are working normally, and engineers are looking for the cause of the failure.

Earlier, Chinese engineers began to develop a new generation of launch vehicles that will be used to deliver cargo weighing up to 70 tons and manned flights to the moon into orbit.