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Lucy is a NASA mission that will tour six Jupiter trojans, asteroids which share Jupiter's orbit around the Sun, orbiting either ahead of or behind the planet and main belt asteroids 152830 Dinkinesh and 52246 Donaldjohanson. Trojan asteroids may be remnants of the primordial material that formed the outer planets, and serve as time capsules from the birth of our Solar System more than 4 billion years ago. Lucy is planned to launch in 2021 and will arrive at the L4 Trojan cloud in 2027, where it will fly by four Trojans, 3548 Eurybates, 15094 Polymele, 11351 Leucus, and 21900 Orus. After these flybys, Lucy will return to the vicinity of the Earth whereupon it will receive a gravity assist to take it to the L5 Trojan cloud, where it will visit the binary Trojan 617 Patroclus with its satellite Menoetius.

The SBN is the lead PDS node to archive the Lucy mission data.


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