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Location of SMART-1 impact
- Title Location of SMART-1 impact
- Released 04/08/2006 4:38 pm
- Copyright ESA - C. Carreau
This artist's impression shows the location of the SMART-1 impact on the Moon surface, expected for 3 September 2006 at 07:41 CEST (05:41 UT), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 7 hours, due to the unknown lunar topography.
The expected coordinate for impact are 36.44º south of latitude and 46.25º west of longitude.. The impact site will be on the lunar area called ‘Lake of Excellence’, located at mid-southern latitudes. This area is very interesting from the scientific point of view. It is a volcanic plane area surrounded by highlands, but also characterised by ground heterogeneities.