[ExI] Lucy mission to Jupiter Trojan asteroids
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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