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Why don't SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft and Moon orbits line up?

The Moon is upside down!! First line of data_m.txt: 22 Feb 2019 00:25:25.342,360092.027359,47067.127093,-13285.073162 JPL ...
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Do we know why communications with Beresheet and NASA were lost during the attempted landing of the Moon lander?

A recent update blames it on what I'd call a "command error"; apparently the full ramifications of the command that was sent weren't understood. Six days after SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft crash-...
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Do we know why communications with Beresheet and NASA were lost during the attempted landing of the Moon lander?

Earlier in the stream they mentioned a glitch or unusual behavior with the IMU, but contact remained. Later in the burn the engine shutdown unexpectedly and they immediately reset the spacecraft to ...
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Tracking SpaceIL Beresheet Moon lander

tl;dr: Get most recent TLE from Celestrak now, and keep downloading them (here are a few I got from Celestrak recently) or get all historic TLEs from Space-Track (but you have to register and follow ...
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Tracking SpaceIL Beresheet Moon lander

Here's the plot of the data in data_s1.txt (spacecraft) and data_m.txt (Moon). There are proper state vectors for the spacecraft ...
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