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The solar arrays of NASA's Lucy spacecraft are not fully open

NASA's Lucy spacecraft, which was successfully launched on an exciting mission on Saturday morning, is now challenged at the beginning of its journey and one of the arrays The sun does not open.

Lucy moves into Jupiter's orbit to study eight asteroids in a complex 12-year journey. The spacecraft has two large solar arrays with a total area of 51 square meters. Such large arrays are necessary because in Jupiter's orbit, Lucy receives only about 3 percent of the sun's energy relative to Earth.


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