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the European Space Research & Technology Centre
This web page provides milestones of the European Space Agencies first space probe to the moon. The ESA's ion driven SMART-1 probe entered lunar orbit on 2004 Nov 16 after an 80 million kilometer, 13 month journey. The mission ended on September 3, 2006. Mission and spacecraft details, as well as images, are provided.
<a href="https://www.compadre.org/astronomy/items/detail.cfm?ID=1994">European Space Research & Technology Centre. ESA: SMART-1. Noordwijk ZH: European Space Research & Technology Centre, October 10, 2007.</a>
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