Nasa's Lucy Mission Team
Is continuing efforts to correct the incomplete deployment of one of the spacecraft's solar arrays as it continues to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids.
Lucy Mission, Launched in Oct 2021
Has two large, circular solar arrays, each spanning 24 feet, to provide power for its pioneering voyage.
However, One Of
The arrays failed to fully deploy after launch, posing a problem for the team.
After a Series of Tests
And measures, the team again commanded the spacecraft to deploy the solar array on May 26
Using Both Primary
And backup motors to try to tighten the lanyard and complete deployment.
But Even If the Array Does Not
Fully deploy, Lucy may be able to fly as planned. For now, energy is not an issue, as it is still near the sun.
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