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NASA officials optimistic Lucy asteroid mission will overcome solar array snag

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

Artist's illustration of the final phase of deploying the solar arrays on NASA's Lucy spacecraft. Credit: NASA
A NASA official said Monday there is “widespread optimism” that a solar array snag discovered on the Lucy asteroid probe after its launch over the weekend will not jeopardize the spacecraft's 12-year exploration mission.
Lucy's two solar arrays were folded up on each side of the box-shaped spacecraft during launch Saturday from Cape Canaveral aboard an Atlas 5 rocket. One of the two solar array wings fully unfurled and latched after launch, but NASA says it did not receive...
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