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News Archive / Tagged: Lucy

  • NASA’s Lucy Trojan asteroid spacecraft arrives in Florida

    Cullen DesforgesAugust 10th, 2021

    NASA’s first spacecraft to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, Lucy, has arrived in Florida in advance of its October 2021 launch.

  • ULA tapped to begin NASA mission to Jupiter’s trojan asteroids

    Joe LatrellFebruary 2nd, 2019

    NASA's Launch Services Program announced Feb. 1 that the agency's Lucy asteroid mission would be sent to space using an Atlas V rocket.

  • Mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids given the go ahead

    Jason RhianOctober 31st, 2018

    NASA's missions to the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, have focused on the giant gas planet itself. This could soon change as the space agency has just given the go ahead for the development of a spacecraft designed to study tiny bodies that travel alongside the "king of the planets."

  • Lockheed Martin tapped to build NASA’s Lucy spacecraft

    Jason RhianJanuary 9th, 2017

    NASA has recently announced that the U.S. space agency is planning on sending two new Discovery Program missions to investigate leftovers of the formation of the early Solar System. One of these two spacecraft, Lucy, will be built by Lockheed Martin.

  • NASA selects Lucy and Psyche for next Discovery missions

    Paul KnightlyJanuary 4th, 2017

    NASA announced in a news release its next Discovery-class missions will be Lucy and Psyche. The missions will study an array of unexplored asteroids, with Lucy embarking on a tour of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids and Psyche setting course for the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche.