Imperx se dirige vers la lune

In 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 landing on the Moon, scheduled for landing today.

The all important images are being 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.