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SMART-1 Probe, what came of it?

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posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 08:17 AM
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I know some images were received by the SMART-1 probe, but wasn't the intention to get a picture of the flag/landing site a small part of the project too in order to quieten us theorists about the possibility of a faked moon landing?

With the amount of people that claim there never was a moon landing you'd think the ESA would take the opportunity to help provide proof we did step foot on the moon.

Sorry if this has already been covered - I searched on ATS and in search engines too and came back with nothing!



jra

posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by Jimbowsk
I know some images were received by the SMART-1 probe, but wasn't the intention to get a picture of the flag/landing site a small part of the project too in order to quieten us theorists about the possibility of a faked moon landing?


Nope, it didn't have the magnification for that.

It's main missions was to test out some new technologies like it's solar power ion engine. The secondary goals were mapping the Moon's surface and composition with x-ray and infrared imaging. Stuff like that.

It did photograph the area where Apollo 11 landed, but you can't see of the stuff that was left there, again, due to the lack of magnification. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will map the Moon in .5meter/pixel resolution when it's launched in 2008. That will be able to see the Apollo landing sites.



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by jra

Nope, it didn't have the magnification for that.

It's main missions was to test out some new technologies like it's solar power ion engine. The secondary goals were mapping the Moon's surface and composition with x-ray and infrared imaging. Stuff like that.

It did photograph the area where Apollo 11 landed, but you can't see of the stuff that was left there, again, due to the lack of magnification. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will map the Moon in .5meter/pixel resolution when it's launched in 2008. That will be able to see the Apollo landing sites.


Ahh thanks jra. So we may finally have an answer in the next couple of years then, or at least a photoshopped picture of a flag on the moon



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