Rookie Moonshot: Budget Mission to the Moon

RUNTIME: 60 min
KEY PERSONNEL: Tom Brisley, Lucie Ridout
BROADCASTER: National Geographic Channel

Arrow Media builds on its vast space credentials with this fast-turnaround commission.

This special programme tells the extraordinary story of Israel’s historic moon launch - the first ever mission to land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon by a private company.

Rookie Moonshot: Budget Mission to the Moon follows the non-profit organisation SpaceIL, founded by three young Israeli engineers Yariv Bash, Kfir Damari and Yonatan Winetraub - on track to beat all other global contenders - as they build, launch and land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon. This is the story of audacious private enterprise meeting the ultimate in cutting-edge space science.

Lucie Ridout, Executive Producer, Arrow Media, says: “From the preparation and launch to landing and science on the moon, we covered all stages of this first privately-funded mission to the moon. Our camera teams followed SpaceIL’s engineers and expert interviews with SpaceIL members and specialist experts give key insights into the mission.

“This project demonstrates our huge experience in, and passion for, documenting all aspects of space adventure. When significant events happen, we are able to leverage our vast range of contacts in the space industry to get the right kind of access to people, footage and experts - and fast.”