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Smart-1: Story 1- With Sun Power to the Moon
- Title Smart-1: Story 1- With Sun Power to the Moon
- Released 31/01/2003
- Language English
- Footage Type
This is the first of four programmes on ESA's SMART-1 mission which will use solar power to travel to the moon and perform a programme of scientific investigation. The spacecraft is due to be launcned on the 28 August 2003. This programme provides an overview of the mission.
The programme comprises of an A-roll with split audio and English commentary and is complemented by a B-roll with clean international sound.
Smart I : Story 1 - With Sun Power to the Moon
The European Space Agency's Science Programme, called ""Cosmic Vision"", includes ambitious 'Cornerstone' and medium-sized missions.
ITV with Bernard FOING, SMART 1 chief scientist (English)
"" The goal of these missions is to improve our knowledge about the universe and the solar system, to educate people about our origins and our scientific challenges. But it's also a challenge to new technologies which will later have a spin off for the everyday life of our citizens....""
But ESA's Cosmic Vision Programme also encompasses small relatively low-cost missions. These have been given the generic name SMART - 'Small Missions for Advanced Research in Technology'.
SMART-1 is the first of these missions. Its primary objective is to flight test key technologies for future space exploration. ESA's BepiColombo mission to explore the planet Mercury and Solar Orbiter could be the first to ben