37th DPS Meeting, 4-9 September 2005
Session 48 SMART-1
Invited, HAD Intro., Thursday, September 8, 2005, 9:00-10:30am, Music Concert Hall

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[48.03] First Results at the Moon from the SMART-1 / AMIE Experiment

J.L. Josset, S. Beauvivre (SPACE-X), AMIE Team

The Advanced Moon micro-Imager Experiment (AMIE), on board ESA SMART-1, the first European mission to the Moon (launched on 27th September 2003), is an imaging system with scientific, technical and public outreach oriented objectives. The science objectives are to image the Lunar South Pole, permanent shadow areas (ice deposit), eternal light (crater rims), ancient Lunar Non-mare volcanism, local spectro-photometry and physical state of the lunar surface, and to map high latitudes regions (south) mainly at far side (South Pole Aitken basin). The technical objectives are to perform a laserlink experiment (detection of laser beam emitted by ESA/Tenerife ground station), flight demonstration of new technologies and on-board autonomy navigation. The public outreach and educational objectives are to promote planetary exploration. We present here the first results obtained during the cruise phase and at the Moon.

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