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Europe’s first mission to the Moon, ESA’s SMART-1, is now about to conclude its lunar exploration.


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Launched in 2003, SMART-1 tested innovative technology on its way to the Moon, including the first use of a solar-electrical propulsion engine for interplanetary trips. Since it started orbiting the Moon in Spring 2005, SMART-1 started collecting a wealth of lunar images and data about the surface mineralogy - Europe's heritage for future lunar missions.

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