We present some highlights from SMART-1's science and technology payload, and the relevance of SMART-1 results
and lessons for future lunar exploration.
SMART-1 is the first ESA mission that reached the Moon. It is the first of Small Missions for Advanced Research and
Technology. It has fulfilled its technology objectives to demonstrate Solar Electric Primary Propulsion (SEP) and to test
new technologies for spacecraft and instruments.
After a 15-month cruise with primary SEP and successful technology demonstration, the SMART-1 science and
exploration phase, provided first lunar orbit results. The mission has been extended one year and ended with an impact
on 3 September 2006.