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Israel Fourth to Land on Moon 2026

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Even though Beresheet and Chandrayaan-2 both crashed into the moon in 2019, Israel and India continue in their attempts to soft-land on the moon. Israel's next attempt, Beresheet 2, is set for a landing in 2022 as of October 2019. On the other hand, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) may work with Japan's JAXA in the Chandrayaan-3 mission, with a suggested launch date of 2024.

So far, only the US, Russia, and China have landed spacecraft intact on the moon.

Will Israel be the fourth country to soft-land a spacecraft on the Moon, if they do so before 2026?

This question will resolve as Yes if SpaceIL or any other Israeli company or group is the next organization (excluding those from the US, Russia, and China) to achieve a gentle landing of a spacecraft on the Moon before December 31, 2025. If any group outside of the US, Russia, or China land on the Moon before Israel and before December 31, 2025, this question will resolve as No.

If no group does this (excluding those in the US, Russia, or China) before December 31, 2025, this question will resolve as Ambiguous.

For the purposes of this question, the country that builds the lunar lander will receive credit for the soft landing; the rocket or payload such as rovers may be provided by anyone.

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