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


Just after the successful launch of NASA’s Lucy spacecraft on October 16, 2021, a group of engineers huddled around a long conference table in Titusville, Florida. Lucy was just mere hours into its 12-year journey, but a major unexpected challenge had surfaced for the first-ever Trojan asteroids mission. Data indicated that one of Lucy’s solar arrays — designed to unfurl like a hand fan —...

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