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News: Israel has announced the launch of Beresheet 2 Mission.
- Background: Beresheet spacecraft built by Israeli NGO SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries had reached the moon in 2019, but suffered an engine failure as it prepared to land.
- Beresheet 2: It is a planned mission by Israel Aerospace and SpaceIL with the aim of landing an unmanned craft on the moon in 2024.
- Significance: Israel could become the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the moon after the USA, the former Soviet Union and China.