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Siemens Xcelerator software to power SpaceIL’s return to the moon

· SpaceIL selects the Siemens Xcelerator software portfolio to develop second private lunar spacecraft to reach the moon.

· SpaceIL to drive further innovations for its second mission (Beresheet 2) while inspiring the next generation of lunar spacecraft dreamers, builders, designers and engineers as well as entrepreneurs.

Siemens Digital Industries Software today announced that SpaceIL, a non-profit organization promoting education and scientific-technological research in Israel, has implemented the Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio of software and services as the foundation of its strategic digital engineering program for its Beresheet 2 mission.

Through the use of Siemens’ Simcenter™ 3D software, SpaceIL will be able to simulate all thermal aspects of the Beresheet 2 spacecraft, eliminating possible issues related to thermal problems. Simcenter™ Amesim™ software will enable SpaceIL to simulate a full physics-based multi-disciplinary system & predict its performance. SpaceIL will use Capital™ software to design all the electrical harnesses of the spacecraft and Polarion™ REQUIREMENTS™ software to manage the entire program requirements and traceability.

SpaceIL selected Siemens Xcelerator because it can be used to create the industry’s most comprehensive digital twin of its spacecraft. Digital twin technology will be used throughout the spacecraft lifecycle to help simulate, predict, and optimize the product and production system before investing in physical prototypes and assets. SpaceIL’s ambition is to be the first private organization in the world to land on both sides of the moon at the same mission.

"We are excited to help SpaceIL in its new critical mission to the moon. With the industry’s most comprehensive digital twin, Siemens Xcelerator will enable SpaceIL to achieve its ambitious goal” said Boaz Budnick, Country Sales Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “This collaboration will not only help SpaceIL to achieve its goal of being the first organization to land on both sides of the moon, but it will help to secure Israel's position as the fourth country to reach the moon. We could not be prouder to support such incredible innovations.”

Shimon Sarid, CEO of SpaceIL, commented “We are thrilled to have the support of Siemens and use of their portfolio of advanced technologies from the Siemens Xcelerator platform to help us reach the moon.”

SpaceIL is a non-profit organization aimed to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and dreamers, by executing highly challenging and inspiring space missions. Founded in 2011, SpaceIL launched in 2019 Beresheet1, a low-cost lunar program and the 1st, non-governmental spacecraft that reached the moon and the 7th to ever capture the moon. SpaceIL is currently working on the new and challenging Beresheet 2 mission that is planned to launch in 2025 and will consist of an orbiter and two landers.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. The Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation. For more information on Siemens Digital Industries Software products and services, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Where today meets tomorrow.


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