On the 22nd February 2019, Beresheet, a small lunar lander built by Israeli non-profit SpaceIL was launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Beresheet pushed free from the Falcon 9 about half an hour after launch, kicking off a 40-day journey to lunar orbit followed by another week before it actually lands on the Moon.
The all important images will be captured via the Beresheet’s camera system utilising a colour (RGB), 8-megapixel, Imperx Bobcat B3320C. It has a 60 x 80 degree field of view, and a resolution of 2488 x 3312 pixels. That’s a nice wide field of view with plenty of pixels, similar to the human eye.
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