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Lucy’s Solar Powered Journey Continues

NASA’s Lucy mission is heading to the Jupiter Trojans – two swarms of unexplored asteroids trapped in Jupiter’s orbit. Lucy made a picture-perfect launch on October 16, 2021, but when the spacecraft began to unfurl its solar arrays, it encountered an anomaly. One of the arrays failed to fully deploy and latch shut, putting the mission at risk. For months, Lucy’s flight operations team worked meticulously to address the issue and put Lucy back on its solar-powered journey to the Jupiter Trojans. Read more: Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Dan Gallagher (KBRwyle): Producer Jonathan North (KBRwyle): Animator Kel Elkins (USRA): Data Visualizer Chris Tucker (Lockheed Martin): Videographer Dan Gallagher (KBRwyle): Narrator Ned Barbee (Lockheed Martin): Support Lauren Duda (Lockheed Martin): Public Affairs Nancy Neal-Jones (NASA/GSFC): Public Affairs Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support Universal Production Music: “Hypervelocity” by Sophy Olivia Purnell This video can be freely shared and downloaded at While the video in its entirety can be shared without permission, the music and some individual imagery may have been obtained through permission and may not be excised or remixed in other products. Specific details on such imagery may be found here: For more information on NASA’s media guidelines, visit If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center · Instagram · Twitter · Twitter · Facebook: · Flickr
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