|Spacecraft type||Lunar lander and orbiter|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||2024 (planned)|
The mission was announced by the SpaceIL voluntary association, shortly after the conclusion of the first Beresheet mission in April 2019. It was announced on 26 June 2019, that the mission will not target the Moon, and instead it will be to another undisclosed object.
On 16 January 2020, SpaceIL announced that they have officially started to work on Beresheet 2 as they were given the first million dollar funding for the spacecraft.
On 5 February 2020, Shimon Sarid was appointed as CEO of SpaceIL. In this role Sarid will lead the Beresheet 2 project.
On July 2020, engineer Yoav Heichal, former chief engineer of Better Place Ltd, has joined the program as structural engineer.
On 9 December 2020, SpaceIL announced that the Beresheet 2 Moon mission will launch in 2024, and will consist of an orbiter and two landers. It will have a budget of $100 million, similar to that of Beresheet 1, and will include more international collaboration, with the United Arab Emirates as one of seven countries expressing interest.