Israeli spacecraft Beresheet has taken another selfie with its home planet Earth from 265,000 kilometers away, Space IL and Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Sunday.
He said the difference is that after a month or more outer space, where temperatures can range from minus 50 to 100 degrees, "a home camera or a telephone camera would fall apart."
Asked what is it like to install cameras onto a spaceship, and what environmental conditions they come up against out in space, Kaminitz explained that "in terms of size, the cameras are quite similar to the DSLR camera, and the performance is similar.He said the difference is that after a month or more outer space, where temperatures can range from minus 50 to 100 degrees, "a home camera or a telephone camera would fall apart."
"In the video, Earth can be seen hiding the sun from the spacecraft and then exiting this same shadow, which was created by the Earth and the sun's exposure," the space organizations explained in a statement.
"The craft also took a picture of South America from a distance of 15,000 kilometers away, as well as a picture of Israel from 131,000 kilometers away.There are six cameras installed on the spacecraft under the top plate of the spacecraft, explained Kobi Kaminitz, a space administrator at Space IL , speaking with The Jerusalem Post's sister paper Maariv.