NASA to Fully Open Lucy’s Solar Array Before it Visits Trojan Asteroids Written 22 April 2022


Depiction of NASA's Lucy mission. | NASA

The Houston Chronicle reports that NASA “wants to fully open Lucy’s solar array before the spacecraft visits the Trojan asteroids that share Jupiter’s orbit around the sun.” Lucy “is producing enough energy to travel nearly 4 billion miles in 12 years, where it will fly by asteroids that could unlock secrets to the formation of planets in our solar system, but engineers are worried that its unlatched solar array could be damaged when the engine ignites.”
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