Berlin 2005 – wissenschaftliches Programm
EP 11.1: Hauptvortrag
Montag, 7. März 2005, 16:45–17:15, TU BH349
SMART-1 - Europe’s Mission to the Moon — •Urs Mall — Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-Lindau
SMART-1 is the first of the Small Missions for Advanced Research and Technology launched on 27 September 2003. Although the main objective of the mission is to test a solar electric propulsion system foreseen to fly in future ESA cornerstones missions, SMART-1 carries a science and technology payload featuring many innovative instruments which will be tested in orbit around the Moon. Among the payload is a miniaturized high-resolution camera (AMIE) for lunar surface imaging, a near-infrared point-spectrometer (SIR) for lunar mineralogy investigations, and a very compact X-ray spectrometer (D-CIXS) that will provide fluorescence spectroscopy and imagery of the Moon’s surface elemental composition. We will report on the mission and show first observational results from lunar orbit.