NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft Observes Lunar Eclipse From 64 Million Miles Away

[ad_1] By Katherine Kretke, Southwest Research Institute May 21, 2022 NASA’s Lucy mission, which launched on October 16, 2021, for the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter. In this artist’s concept (not to scale), the Lucy spacecraft is flying by Eurybates, one of the six diverse […]

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NASA’s Lucy Team Completes Step One of Solar Array Deployment Fix

[ad_1] By NASA May 12, 2022 NASA’s Lucy spacecraft deploying its solar arrays. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center On May 9, NASA’s Lucy team executed the first of two planned steps in its efforts to complete the deployment of the spacecraft’s unlatched solar array. This first step was time-limited and was intended to validate […]

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NASA’s Lucy Mission Is “Go” To Attempt Solar Array Deployment Fix

[ad_1] The large solar arrays on the Lucy spacecraft were designed to unfold and latch into place after launch.  Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center On April 18, 2022, NASA decided to move forward with plans to complete the deployment of the Lucy spacecraft’s stalled, unlatched solar array. The spacecraft is powered by two large […]

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