NASA To Launch 'Lucy' To Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids
NASA has filled "Lucy" with fuel and is being packed into a capsule for launch on October 16. Lucy will be the first spacecraft of the agency to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids. Scientists aim to improve their views on how the planets originated 4.5 billion years ago by examining these asteroids up close. Engineers have run tests on Lucy's mechanical, electrical, and thermal-systems, and practiced launching the spacecraft from mission-operations.