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SMART-1 preparations for hydrazine fuelling
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- Title SMART-1 preparations for hydrazine fuelling
- Released 30/07/2003 12:00 am
- Copyright ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE/photo Service Optique Video CSG
Arianespace team members conduct a test of the fueling loop in preparation for loading hydrazine propellant into the spacecraft. European Spaceport in French Guiana, 30 July 2003. SMART-1's attitude control system attitude and orbit control system uses eight hydrazine thrusters. After its launch by Ariane 5, SMART-1 will be placed in a polar lunar orbit between 300 km. and 10,000 km. in altitude. European Spaceport in French Guiana, 30 July 2003.