TITLE

European Moon-shot motor is a gas

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Julia
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);7/25/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7632, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the planned launch date of Smart-1, the first European mission to the moon. Completion of flight-readiness tests in early July 2003; Mission's testing of solar-electric propulsion technology; Use of electricity produced by solar panels to ionize heavy gas atoms which propel the spacecraft forward.
ACCESSION #
10463555

 

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