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Ion-driven space probe set for lunar mission

June 30th, 2012 § in Universe

A space craft the size of a washing machine and driven by a revolutionary ion motor will begin a braking sequence on Monday that should make it the first European mission to enter lunar orbit. SMART-1, which weighs 370kg but is driven by an engine with a thrust of just7g, is pack[...]