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Getting to the Moon

Getting to the Moon

Copyright: ESA 2002. Illustration by Medialab.

SMART-1 first orbited the Earth in an outward spiralling orbit, achieved by repeated firings of the ion drive. Eventually SMART-1 crossed the first Lagrange point of the Earth-Moon system after which it was captured by the Moon's gravity and entered Lunar orbit.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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