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Starlyte

Green light for Moon launch

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Starlyte

Europe's first mission to the Moon has been given the green light for launch on 28 August.

The move was rubber stamped on Wednesday at a flight review at the European Space Agency's research centre in the Netherlands (Estec).

Smart 1 is currently in storage there but will be flown to the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana in the next few days.

"This is the go-ahead to pack the whole thing in a crate and send it to the launch site," says Manuel Grande, the leading British scientist on the project.

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Druss

Interesting article Starlyte thanks

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SpaceyKC

yes starlyte, nice find, thanks for posting it. original.gif

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Kaj

Launchdate for Smart-1 is 4:th of sept at 01:04 CEST. (update on that)

Info here too and a live stream of the launch.

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