NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, begins journey to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids

Photo Credit, all images: Lockheed Martin Lucy, a composites-intensive spacecraft designed, built and tested in Lockheed Martin’s (Bethesda, Md., U.S.) Littleton, Colo., facility, was successfully launched by NASA (Washington, D.C., U.S.) from Cape Canaveral’s Space Force Station in Florida on Oct. 16 at 5.34 a.m. ET. The spacecraft is expected to unlock new knowledge about Jupiter’s Trojan … Read more

NASA’s Lucy mission continues despite solar array deployment glitch

NASA’s revolutionary Lucy mission, sent to explore Jupiter and Trojan asteroids suffered some issues shortly after launch, but things seem to now be proceeding as normal. The Lucy spacecraft was launched on October 16 and soon separated from its rocket, deploying its solar arrays, which are needed to keep the spacecraft fully operational and its … Read more

NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft Launches to Study Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft was launched on October 16, 2021, at 5:34 a.m. EDT aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket out of Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. About an hour after launch, Lucy separated from the second stage of the rocket. Its two massive solar arrays, each nearly … Read more

NASA’s pioneering Lucy probe takes off to study Trojan asteroids

A first-of-a-kind NASA launch took place over the weekend, setting the agency’s Lucy spacecraft on a pioneering path to study an unprecedented number of asteroids as part of a single mission. Among them are the Trojan asteroids that both trail and lead Jupiter around the Sun and are thought to be remnants of the primordial … Read more

Raumsonde “Lucy” auf dem Weg zu den Trojanern – NASA-Mission soll erstmals Asteroiden in der Jupiterbahn besuchen

Am Samstag ist die NASA-Raumsonde „Lucy“ zu einer Mission mit ungewöhnlichem Ziel gestartet. Denn die Sonde soll erstmals die Jupiter-Trojaner besuchen – Asteroiden, die in der Jupiterbahn kreisen. Anders als die Brocken im Asteroidengürtel stammen diese Trojaner aus den äußeren Bereichen des Sonnensystems. Ihre Untersuchung könnte daher spannende Informationen über die frühe Entwicklung dieser fernen … Read more

NASA’s asteroid hunter Lucy soars into the sky : NPR

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Lucy spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Fla. John Raoux/AP hide caption toggle caption John Raoux/AP A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Lucy spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 41 … Read more

SolAero Technologies to Power NASA’s Lucy Mission | National News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, populated Northrop Grumman Space Systems’ (NGSS’) UltraFlex© solar arrays with its patented ZTJ solar cell technology to power NASA’s Lucy Mission. Powered by SolAero’s high-efficiency, triple-junction … Read more

NASA’s Lucy Mission is set to head to Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

NASA is set to launch the Lucy mission on Saturday 16 October. Following a six-year cruise out to the orbit of Jupiter, the mission will study a collection of ancient asteroids, known as the Trojans, for clues about the formation of the planets. The mission is named after the famous fossilised human ancestor found in … Read more

Lucy asteroid probe to set a new distance record for solar-powered spacecraft – Spaceflight Now

The UltraFlex solar arrays on NASA’s Lucy spacecraft unfold during a ground test at a Lockheed Martin test facility in Colorado. Credit: Lockheed Martin About an hour after launch Saturday, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft will start the delicate process of opening its circular, fan-shaped solar arrays — the largest ever on a deep space probe — … Read more