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The first 30 metres of SMART-1's journey
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- Title The first 30 metres of SMART-1's journey
- Released 17/07/2003 2:53 pm
- Copyright ESA
On 18 September 2003, SMART-1 completed the first 30 metres of its trip to the Moon.
The ESA spacecraft was raised to the top of the Ariane 5 launcher within the Final Assembly Building at Kourou. Within an hour SMART-1 was sitting tightly on the upper stage and the team could remove the hoisting blocks for the last time.