So, the summary is that Lucy couldn't wait to get her kit out for a trojan ?
I'm sure there must be an innuendo in there somewhere, but I'm damned if I can see it.
NASA's Lucy is on its way to the Trojan asteroids, but engineers have already spotted a problem with one of the probe's 7.3-metre solar arrays. The spacecraft was sent on its way from Cape Canaveral's Space Force Station's SLC-41 pad on Saturday atop an Atlas V rocket. The mission is set to last 12 years, over which the probe …
At this point all NASA has revealed is that Lucy didn't record a latching.
It could be a latching sensor fault or a deployed but unlatched panel or a partially deployed panel and they are analyzing the data to determine what it is.
once that is determined, They can start to determine how it will affect Lucy.
So we're at a butt clenching moment but not yet a twisted knickers moment.
I wish the best for the boffins (but no pints yet).
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