Media invite: Smart-1 prepares for smackdown!

Preview of the end of ESA's Smart-1 mission to the moon

10.30 Press Conference Starts (Registration from 10.00)
Science Media Centre, Royal Institution, 19 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS (NB Entry is at number 19 only – main RI building is closed)

Europe's first ever Moon mission, Smart-1 is coming to a dramatic end on September 3rd 2006 when it will be crashed in to the lunar surface. This controlled suicide plunge will add a final opportunity to learn about the Moon, building on Smart's incredibly successful mission.

Members of the media are invited to attend this briefing to learn about the successes of Smart-1 and to hear of its final spiral to smackdown on the Moon.


Professor Manuel Grande
University of Aberystwyth
PI on D-CIXS instrument

Professor Bernard Foing
European Space Agency
Smart-1 Project Scientist

Doors open at 10.00
Briefing starts at 10.30
Tea and coffee provided.


All attendees must register in advance with Jill Little (email [email protected] Tel 01793 442012 or online at

For press queries, contact Julia Maddock, ([email protected] ) Tel 01793 442094

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