ESA's SMART-1 Mission at the Moon: First Results, Status and Next Steps
Publication date: 15 March 2005
Authors: Foing, B.H., et al.
Presented at the 36th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 14-18, 2005, in League City, Texas, abstract no.2404
ESA's SMART-1 is at the Moon! Launched by Ariane-5 in Sept. 2003, it used primary solar electric propulsion to reach lunar capture on 17 November 2004, and to spiral down to lunar science orbit. First data and results from the cruise approach and lunar commissioning will be presented.Link to publication