Planets and Moons  ID: 13482

Lucy Mission Overview: Journey to Explore the Trojan Asteroids

Launching in late 2021, Lucy will be the first space mission to explore the Trojan asteroids. These are a population of small bodies that are left over from the formation of the Solar System. They lead or follow Jupiter in their orbit around the Sun, and may tell us about the origins of organic materials on Earth.

Lucy will fly by and carry out remote sensing on six different Trojan asteroids and will study surface geology, surface color and composition, asteroid interiors/bulk properties, and will look at the satellites and rings of the Trojans.

Credits

James Tralie (ADNET):
Lead Producer
Lead Editor

Dan Gallagher (USRA):
Producer

Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET):
Technical Support

Kel Elkins (USRA):
Lead Data Visualizer

Walt Feimer (KBRwyle):
Animator

Michael Lentz (USRA):
Animator

Jonathan North (USRA):
Animator

Cathy Olkin (SwRI):
Scientist

Harold Levison (SwRI):
Scientist

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Mission:
Lucy

Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Jupiter
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Trojans
SVS >> Trojan Asteroid