Two U.S. companies with deep experience building sophisticated spacecraft are tapping that heritage to develop unique probes for exploration among the flotsam left over from the early Solar System. Robotic NASA missions dubbed Lucy and Psyche will use spacecraft developed by Lockheed Martin and Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) to go past Mars and examine Trojan asteroids in Jupiter’s orbit around the Sun, and a unique main-belt asteroid that may be the surviving metallic core of a shattered ...
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