Smart-1: The first time of Europe to the Moon; wandering in the Earth-Moonspace

Citation
Gd. Racca et al., Smart-1: The first time of Europe to the Moon; wandering in the Earth-Moonspace, EARTH MOON, 85-6, 2001, pp. 379-390
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Space Sciences
Journal title
EARTH MOON AND PLANETS
ISSN journal
0167-9295 → ACNP
Volume
85-6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
379 - 390
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(2001)85-6:<379:STFTOE>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
After 40 years from the first lunar missions, Europe has started for the fi rst time the development of a mission which has the Moon as a target. SMART -1 will be the first Western-European mission to the Earth's satellite. The primary objective of the mission is to flight test technology innovation f or the future scientific deep-space missions. This paper describes the miss ion concept, the technology and the scientific aspects.