Status Report

Smart-1 – Europe Discovers the Moon / ESA TV Exchanges

By SpaceRef Editor
August 29, 2006
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The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:

30-Aug-06 08:30 – 08:45 GMT

Smart-1 – Europe Discovers the Moon

ESA TV Exchanges

Background information on the transmission:


30 Aug 15:00-15:15 GMT

1 Sep 08:30-08:45 GMT

1 Sep 15:00-15:15 GMT

Launched in September 2003, Europe’s first lunar probe Smart-1 has been a rewarding mission. It will come to an end on 3 September at 05:41 GMT when it will make a small controlled impact on the lunar surface. Astronomical observatories in several countries will attempt to observe the impact.

On 2-3 September, ESA-TV will provide coverage events at ESOC in Darmstadt, where mission controllers and the Smart-1 scientists will gather to witness the end of the mission. Details will be posted on the ESA-TV Website on 31 August.

This Programme provides a pre-event review of the scientific and technological achievements of Smart-1, plus new 3-D graphics on the planned end-of mission through a controlled impact on the Moon.

The shot list is posted under

A WMV preview file is online under :

This ESA TV Exchanges feed is transmitted by the European Commission’s “Europe by Satellite” (EbS) service. You can find the complete transmission schedule and download scripts and shot lists, also for ESA TV items, from the EbS Web site at

More background information can be found on

Transmission details:EUTELSAT HOT BIRD at 13° East (DVB/MPEG-2), Horizontal, F=12,476 MHz (MCPC, Europe by Satellite), SR=27,500 MS/sec, FEC=3/4

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SpaceRef staff editor.