Atlas V 401 | Lucy

Atlas V 401 | Lucy

Space Launch Complex 41
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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Lucy

Lucy is the first mission to explore and study Trojan asteroids. The Trojans are a type of asteroids that orbit the Sun in two groups, in front of and behind Jupiter in its orbit around our star. Since these asteroids have been in such stable orbits for billions of years, they are of great interest as remnants of early Solar System. Lucy is a NASA mission led by NASA Goddard and Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Over the course of 12 years, Lucy will fly by seven different Trojan asteroids and also one main belt asteroid. The complex trajectory to visit all targets will include several Earth gravity assists.

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Atlas V 401


Height 58.30 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 4950 kg

Liftoff Thrust 3827 kN

Diameter 3.80 Meters

Mass To LEO 9050 kg

Liftoff Mass 590 Tonnes


Launch Success 39

Consecutive Success 39

Maiden Flight 2002-08-21

Launch Failures 0


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Nosu

2021-10-11T17:42:51+0000

Launch time confirmed by ULA

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2021-06-03T02:46:18+0000

Added launch time

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NASA Lucy Pre-Launch News Conference

2021-10-13T17:00:00+0000

NASA will host a media briefing about the upcoming launch of the Lucy mission. Lucy will explore multiple asteroids over the course of 12 years.

Lucy Earth Flyby

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First of three Earth flybys of NASA's Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.

Lucy Earth Flyby

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Second of three Earth flybys of NASA's Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.

Lucy Main Belt Asteroid (52246) Donaldjohansen Flyby

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Flyby of the main belt asteroid (52246) Donaldjohansen asteroid by NASA's Lucy mission.

Lucy Trojan Asteroid (3548) Eurybates & Queta Flyby

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Flyby of the Trojan asteroid (3548) Eurybates and its satellite Queta by NASA's Lucy mission.

Lucy Trojan Asteroid (15094) Polymele Flyby

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Flyby of the Trojan asteroid (15094) Polymele by NASA's Lucy mission.

Lucy Trojan Asteroid (11351) Leucus Flyby

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Flyby of the Trojan asteroid (11351) Leucus by NASA's Lucy mission.

Lucy Trojan Asteroid (21900) Orus Flyby

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Flyby of the Trojan asteroid (21900) Orus by NASA's Lucy mission.

Lucy Earth Flyby

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Third and final Earth flyby of NASA's Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.

Lucy Trojan Asteroids (617) Patroclus & Menoetius Flyby

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Flyby of the Trojan binary asteroid pair (617) Patroclus and Menoetius by NASA's Lucy mission.

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