It is the first solar-powered spacecraft to get away from the Sun. You will observe more asteroids than any other spacecraft before – eight in all.
Each of these asteroids must “offer a part of the history of our solar system, of our history,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, director of the science division of the United States space agency. United.
Lucy will first fly on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter around 2025.
The cost of the mission is about US $ 981 million.