[ExI] Lucy mission to Jupiter Trojan asteroids

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Tue Sep 21 17:13:06 UTC 2021

On 2021-9-21 08:15, BillK via extropy-chat wrote:
> The Lucy mission is due to launch in October 2021 to visit
> the L4 and L5 Trojan asteroids orbiting Jupiter.

Both in one mission?  I wonder why.
What does one cluster have that the other lacks?

... Oh I sorta see.  Too bad the chart does not show how Lucy will cycle 
between the two after the first L5 encounter.  I guess the alternating 
flyby is easier to reach than a permanent orbit in either trojan zone. 
Does it involve boosts on every perihelion??

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