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By Sun power to the Moon

By Sun power to the Moon

Copyright: ESA 2002. Illustration by Medialab

Power from SMART-1's solar panels will drive the SNECMA PPS-1350 ion engine that will provide SMART-1's primary propulsion. The glow comes from the accelerated atoms of xenon gas.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Jun-2024 00:56 UT

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