SMART-1 Pre-Launch Activities
June 1998 - Response to SMART-1 AO
News: SMART-1 experiment proposals
November 1998 - SPC approves the mission baseline
News: SMART-1 mission baseline endorsed
November 1999 - SMART-1 enters development phase
News: SMART-1 mission finalised by SPC
June 2000 - Building the SMART-1 mock-up
News: First spacecraft model is assembled
Spring 2001 - Building the SMART-1 structural model
On 13 March 2001, SMART-1 began to take shape as assembly of the structural model (STM) began at the APCO integration facility in Vevey, Switzerland.
By the end of March, the STM was shipped to Saab-Ericsson-Space, in Linköping, Sweden, where they proceeded with the integration of the complete SMART-1 STM.
News: Structural model takes shape
Summer 2001 - SMART-1 structural model testing at ESTEC
News: SMART-1 passes its vibration test
Summer 2003 - Final Tests of the Flight Model
Summer 2003 - Preparing Flight Model for Shipment
Summer 2003 - SMART-1 passes Flight Readiness Review
Following the confirmation of SMART-1's readiness for shipment, by the Mission Flight Acceptance Review (MFAR) board meeting on 8 July 2003, the spacecraft was transported from ESTEC to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on 14 July. From there the spacecraft was flown to Kourou on an Antonov 124 cargo plane.