SMART-2 Information


The SMART-2 mission will consist of two satellites flying in accurate formation and is scheduled for launch in 2006. The goal of SMART-2 is to test the technology for two major ESA missions planned for the near future: LISA, aimed at detecting the predicted ripples in space-time generated by very massive objects such as black holes; and Darwin, whose ultimate goal is to search for Earth-like planets which could support life. Since both missions require new, challenging technical solutions, SMART-2 is an essential intermediate step to reduce the technological risks they face.

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Last Updated: 04-Mar-2006