Status Report

Smart-1 – End-of-Mission Summary / ESA TV News / 03-09-2006

By SpaceRef Editor
September 3, 2006
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

03-Sep-06 09:00 – 09:15 GMT

Smart-1 – End-of-Mission Summary


Background information on the transmission:

Replay: Monday 4 September, 08:00-08:15 GMT

Today at 07:42:22 GMT, ESA’s SMART-1 mission has ended with the impact of the probe on the lunar surface, as planned by mission control, with an impact point in the lunar “Lake of Excellence”.

Until the last moment, science data were sent to Earth. In addition, the impact was observed by many optical and radio astronomy observatories.

This transmission features a B-roll with the best images of events in the preceding 24 hours:

The final 30 seconds before impact, filmed in mission control, plus the impact and reaction of mission controllers and officals.

General views ESA-ESOC (Darmstadt, Germany) and mission control

Last high-resolution images by Smart-1 camera, AMIE, of the Moon, taken in the afternoon of 2 September

Observations of the impact by the Candian-French Hawaii Telescope

Post-impact soundbites by:

Gerhard Schwehm, ESA Director of Solar System Science English)

Giuseppe Racca, ESA Smart-1 Project Manager (Italian)

Bernard Foing, ESA Smart-1 Project Scientist (French)

Manuel Grande, Smart-1 Scientist, Rutherford Laboratory, UK (English)

3-D animations of the Smart1 impact on the Moon

The “last supper” in mission control, with Smart-1 scientists, on 2 September 2006 at 19:30 GMT, during the final science data download

The line-up time for this SCPC feed is 5 minutes

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:Eutelsat W2 at 16 degrees east, Transponder B6, vertical, channel E (SCPC, 4:2:0), F=11.163 MHz, SR=5.632 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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