NASA develops ingenious solution to fix its troubled ‘Lucy’ asteroid explorer

2017-08-24_00h03_35 ガジェット総合
Last year, NASA launched the Lucy spacecraft designed to explore the Trojan asteroids trapped near Jupiter's Lagrange points. However, a problem arose just 12 hours after launch — one of the large solar arrays designed to generate power from an increasingly distant Sun had failed to fully deploy and latch. Now, NASA has announced that a team was able to troubleshoot the problem sufficiently for the mission to continue — thanks to several clever tricks. Hours after the problem was first discovered, NASA pulled together an anomaly response team with members from the science mission lea