Lucy

Fix to Malfunctioning Lucy Probe Good Enough to Complete Asteroid Mission, NASA Says

Fix to Malfunctioning Lucy Probe Good Enough to Complete Asteroid Mission, NASA Says

Lucy is equipped with a pair of 22-feet-wide solar arrays on either side.Photo: NASA Just a few hours into its 12-year journey to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, the Lucy spacecraft ran into a problem. One of its solar arrays refused to fully open and mission controllers have been working on the problem ever since. There’s good …

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NASA Lucy Mission Solar Array Anomaly

NASA Troubleshoots Asteroid-Bound Lucy Spacecraft From Millions of Miles Away

Shortly after Lucy launched, one of its solar arrays failed to fully deploy, putting the mission at risk. This artist’s concept animation depicts Lucy’s solar array anomaly. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab Just after the successful launch of NASA’s Lucy spacecraft on October 16, 2021, a group of engineers huddled around …

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