NASA Declares Unlatched Lucy Solar Array Good Enough


A rendering of the Lucy spacecraft with solar arrays fully deployed.

Credit: Southwest Research Institute/NASA
NASA has suspended efforts to fully deploy a troublesome solar array on its Lucy probe, but says the mission can still go on as planned. The array failed to deploy fully following the launch of the Lucy spacecraft on the first-ever mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. In an update issued Jan. 19...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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