NASA News: NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Lucy Mission

NASA News: NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Lucy Mission

WASHINGTON – Jan. 31, 2019 – NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the agency’s first-ever mission to explore Trojan asteroids.

The Lucy mission currently is targeted to launch in October 2021 on an Atlas V 401 rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  With boosts from Earth’s gravity, the spacecraft will embark on a 12-year journey to study primitive asteroids orbiting the Sun in tandem with Jupiter.

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