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    Smart-1

    It's understandable that Huygens has been in the spotlight, but wasn't SMART-1 expected to reach an operational lunar orbit on the 13th? I've yet to see any updates.

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    I saw no reports

    archive report of smart1

    if I see anything on the site I'll post it

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    Here's where I'd seen the date, but didn't see any other mention searching ESA's pages. Perhaps there will be more coverage the first of the week or so. It'd be delightful to see new lunar goodies in addition to the images and data from Titan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visitor
    Looking great if the hi res of Pythagorus is anything to go by.

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    Ahha! Thanks for the URL, I figured we'd get an update after the weekend.

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    some more writing and pics here

    http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/...t20050125c.jpg

    http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=15191

    http://sci.esa.int/science-e-media/i...090105-400.jpg

    http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMY5JO3E4E_index_0.html




    The ion engine was switched on until 29 December, allowing SMART-1 to make ever-decreasing loops around the Moon. The engine was switched off between 29 December and 3 January 2005 to allow scientists to start observations. At this point, the AMIE camera took the close-up lunar images. The engine was switched off again to optimise fuel consumption on 12 January, and SMART-1 will spend until 9 February making a medium resolution survey of the Moon, taking advantage of the favourable illumination conditions.

    ESA's SMART-1 Project Scientist Bernard Foing said "A sequence of test lunar observations was done in January at distances between 1000 and 5000 kilometres altitude, when the electric propulsion was paused. We are conducting more survey test observations until the electric propulsion resumes from 9 February to spiral down further towards the Moon. SMART-1 will arrive on 28 February at the initial orbit with altitudes between 300 and 3000 kilometres ...

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    SMART-1 To Crash Into Lunar Surface In August
    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/SM...In_August.html
    The European Moon probe SMART-1, which was developed by SSC for ESA, has been orbiting the Moon since November 2004. Its main mission, to qualify an electric propulsion system, is completed, and the probe is now making observations of the lunar surface using its onboard scientific instruments.



    Astronomers are invited to take part in observations of the crash

    For the crash to be observable, the touch-down must take place on the part of the Moon that is facing Earth. To enable this, ESA is considering using the small remaining quantity of fuel onboard to modify the spacecraft's orbit. At present, SSC's engineers are preparing the necessary rocket impulses. ESA has also distributed a circular letter to scientists to gauge their interest in these observations.

    China and India training with SMART-1

    Apart from making observations of the lunar surface from a gradually lower orbit, SMART-1 will be used by Indian and Chinese ground stations for radio control training for their future moon orbiters.

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    I wish they wouldn't be so stingy with the S1 imagery. Thus far we've seen very little.

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    Smart-1 is built by the Swedish Space Corporation and their website can be found here:

    http://www.ssc.se/

    They have a couple of links if you click on 'read more'. Not sure if there's anything new in it though as I didn't go through the other links.

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    Finally, an update:

    This composite image, taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft, shows crater Billy at the edge of a large lava plain on the Moon.

    The AMIE camera obtained two images in consecutive orbits, from a distance of about 1260 kilometres with a ground resolution of approximately 114 metres per pixel. Each image has a field of view of 56 kilometres.

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    Here's the latest, Crater Lichtenberg
    http://www.esa.int/esaSC/SEMQ0SMVGJE_index_0.html

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    I wish they wouldn't be so stingy with the S1 imagery. Thus far we've seen very little
    I agree, Its not like you get a vehicle close enough every day.

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    image shows some of the areas covered by SMART-1 AMIE camera, soverimposed on a NASA/Clementine's scenery. The AMIE observations were performed on 5 and 6 February 2006.
    Crater Bond and crater Mayer are among the relevant features observed.
    http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/smart_1/002_H.jpg



    9 March 2006
    This composite image, obtained by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows a nice scene near the Moon terminator (the line separating lunar day and night).

    Low solar elevation on the landscape produces long shadows of several craters reshaped by lava, debris and erosion, and other geological features.
    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/SMART-1/SEMREBNVGJE_0.html
    The AMIE camera obtained the snapshot images on 5 and 6 February 2006, from altitudes ranging between 2685 km (bottom of the composite) and 2709 km (top). Each individual snapshot, taken with the AMIE clear filter, is a square of about 135 kilometres per side. The whole composite covers approximately 270 square kilometres.


    SMART-1’s view of Mayer and Bond craters reshaped by lava and debris
    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/SMART-1/SEMREBNVGJE_1.html
    Each individual snapshot, taken with the AMIE clear filter, is about 135 square kilometres. The whole composite covers an area of approximately 270 square kilometres.

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    Tectonic ‘wrinkles’ in Crater De Gasparis
    http://www.esa.int/esaSC/SEME93OVGJE_index_0.html
    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/SMART-1/SEME93OVGJE_1.html
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    This image, taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft, shows Crater De Gasparis on the Moon.

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    Tracking Reiner Gamma

    Date: 30 Mar 2006
    Satellite: SMART-1

    http://smart.esa.int/science-e/www/o...objectid=39022

    Animation of targeted Reiner Gamma observations

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    SMART-1 maps Humorum edge - where Highlands and Mare mix

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    This sequence of images, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows on area on the near side of the Moon, on the edge of the Mare Humorum basin.
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    Nice pictures from a craft that is only a technology demonstrator!
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    SMART-1’s view of Crater Hopmann: on the shoulder of a giant



    3 May 2006
    This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft, shows one quarter of crater Hopmann - an impact structure about 88 kilometres in diameter.
    Highlands and Mare landscapes on the Moon



    26 May 2006
    These two images, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft, show the difference between lunar highlands and a mare area from close by.
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    SMART-1 close-up on Zucchius crater’s central peaks

    The impossible often has a kind of integrity the merely improbable lacks. -Douglas Adams


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    Smart-1 lunar impact project: Campaign

    Dear colleagues,

    I’m joining in a Blog all the available information and unpublished data about the SMART-1 spacecraft impact against the lunar surface, which will be possibly held at 2:00 UT, on the 3rd of September, 2006.

    English version: http://smart1-lunar-impact-ing.blogspot.com/
    Portuguese version: http://smart1-lunar-impact-br.blogspot.com/

    I’m still working on the Spanish version, which will be published soon.

    This is not a definitive work. Some data will be submitted to changes due to the spacecraft orbital corrections, which will be performed by the ESA mission control. Soon, these necessary corrections will be published.

    In Brazil, the Seção Lunar da Rede de Astronomia Observacional - REA http://www.reabrasil.org/lunar/ , is developing and coordinating a nationwide observation project named SL/REA SMART-1 Lunar Impact Project http://www.reabrasil.org/lunar/smart1impact.htm which is coordinated by Ms. Rosely Gregio - rgregio@uol.com.br Chief Coordinator of the Lunar Section, Mr. José Serrano Agustoni - agustoni@yahoo.com , Manager of Lunar Impact Projects and Mr. Valmir Martins de Morais - valmirmmorais@yahoo.com.br Member of the International Campaign Moon SMART-1 Project: Predictions and Observation Campaign, and of the Team of Observers of SLRBr (Lunar Section / REA-BRAZIL).

    I’d really appreciate your comments, suggestions and corrections in order to improve the quality of the research.

    “Astronomy is collaboration”.


    Great observations and good skies for all!

    Sincerely yours,

    Valmir Martins de Morais - valmirmmorais@yahoo.com.br
    Coordinator for the SL/REA Smart-1 Lunar Impact Project .
    Member of the Moon SMART Impact: Predictions and Observation Campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manchurian Taikonaut
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    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    updating of the SMART-1 lunar impact project

    Dear Colleagues,

    Due to the beginning of the operations for the SMART-1 orbital corrections, performed to elevate its perilune at about 90km, we accomplished higher precision of the time of the impact: 01:26:24 UT (This time will depend of course on many different factors).

    I have just finished the updating of the new data and graphics about the SMART-1 impact.
    Please, check updated in the homepage of the SL/REA SMART-1 Lunar Impact Project, in the Lunar Section of the Rede de Astronomia Observacional –REA/ BRASIL:

    English Version: http://slrea-smart1lunar-impact-proj....blogspot.com/

    Portuguese Version: http://www.slrea-smart1lunar-impact-....blogspot.com/

    Spanish Version: http://www.slrea-smart1lunar-impact-....blogspot.com/

    REA Brasil Lunar Section : http://www.reabrasil.org/lunar/smart1impact.htm

    Great observations and good skies for all!

    Sincerely yours,

    Valmir Martins de Morais
    Coordinator for the SL/REA SMART-1 Lunar Impact Project BRASIL
    Member of the Moon SMART Impact: Predictions and Observation Campaign -ESA Science & Technology – SMART-1

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    Sulpicius Gallus crater

    A mosaic of three images, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows the area close to the Sulpicius Gallus crater on the Moon.

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    Landscapes from the ancient and eroded lunar far side

    This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows a highly eroded highland area on the lunar far side, close to the equator.

    AMIE obtained this image on 1 January 2006, from a distance of 1483 kilometres from the surface, with a ground resolution of 134 metres per pixel. The imaged area is centred at a latitude of 4.2º South and longitude 98.4º East.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    SMART-1 birthday postcard of Apollo 11 landing site

    This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows the Apollo 11 landing site in the Mare Tranquillitatis on the Moon.

    AMIE obtained the image on 5 February 2006 from a distance of 1764 kilometres from the surface, with a ground resolution of 159 metres per pixel. The imaged area is centred at a longitude of 23.9º East close to the Moon equator, at 1.7º latitude.

    The area is close to crater Moltke (outside the field of view of this image) in the Mare Tranquilitatis. The arrow shows the landing site of Apollo 11, where the first men from Earth set foot on another object in our solar system on 20 July 1969. The two prominent craters nearby are named after two of the Apollo 11 astronauts. The first man on the Moon, Armstrong, has a crater named after him outside the field of this image.

    As can be seen from the image, the area which was selected for the first landing has a fairly featureless, on a large scale smooth surface. This was done on purpose to make the landing easier.


    Is this like the most boring spot on the Moon or what?
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    In Spring this year European radio astronomers started a test observation campaign to track from Earth the trajectory of the SMART-1 spacecraft around the Moon. While other worldwide radio telescopes are now joining the campaign, the experts have started analysing the first results, precious for tracking SMART-1 up to its lunar impact and future lunar missions as well.
    The two stations will take advantage of their favourable location to observe the SMART-1 impact.
    The impact is due to take place on 3 September 2006 at 07:41 CEST (05:41 UT), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 7 hours.
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    Lomonosov – a large crater filled by lava

    This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft, shows crater Lomonosov on the Moon’s far side.
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    Mersenius crater – wrinkles between Humorum and Procellarum



    Crater Mersenius C is positioned in the highland area between Mare Humorum and the Oceanus Procellarum. The crater has a diameter of 14 kilometres and is best visible for ground-based observers 4 days after first quarter Moon.

    It is named in honour of Marin Mersene, a French philosopher and physicist (1588 - 1648). The crater is surrounded by a system of so-called 'grabens', which are fractures that form when the lunar surface sinks slightly as a result of faults.
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