Lucy Launches, Begins Multi-Billion-Mile Trek to Explore Dawn of the Solar System

@ULALaunch has launched its 1st Atlas V 401 from the Space Coast in 4+yrs, delivering @NASA’s Lucy mission to explore the very dawn of our Solar System. […]

Weather Looks Favorable for Before-Dawn Saturday Launch of Lucy Mission

@ULALaunch stands primed to launch its 3rd Mighty Atlas of 2021, laden with @NASA Lucy spacecraft to explore the Jovian Trojan asteroids. […]

Mighty Atlas Launches Landsat-9, Rideshares to Orbit on First Four-Burn Centaur Mission

After 4 flightless months, @ULALaunch Mighty Atlas has successfully launched Landsat-9 from Vandenberg, with Lucy up next in October. […]

NASA's Lucy Spacecraft Prepares for First-Ever Four-Billion Mile Journey to Trojan Asteroids

Lucy, in its modified shipping container, lands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 30. It was later transported by truck to its final destination, Astrotech Space Operations, in nearby Titusville. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin

There have been many missions to various asteroids and comets, by NASA and other space agencies. But one […]

Landsat-9, Booster Arrive at Vandenberg, As ULA Prepares for Busy Launch Manifest

After a relatively “light” start to the year in terms of launches, @ULALaunch is gearing up for a busy 2nd half of 2021. […]

NASA's Lucy Mission On Track for 2021 Launch

@NASA and @SwRI are one step closer to launching the @LucyMission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids next fall. […]

NASA's Lucy Mission to the Trojans Is a GO!

Artist’s concept of the Lucy mission at the Trojans near Jupiter. Image Credit: NASA/SwRI

NASA’s proposed mission to a group of primitive and still-unexplored asteroids has been given approval for further development – the Lucy mission will travel to the Trojans, a group of asteroids that share the same orbit as Jupiter. This […]

Lucy and Psyche: NASA Selects Two New Asteroid Missions for Launch in 2020s

Artist’s conception of the two new missions announced: Lucy, flying by the Trojan asteroid Eurybates, and Psyche, the first mission to the metal world 16 Psyche. Image Credit: SwRI/SSL/Peter Rubin

NASA has chosen two new missions to explore the Solar System; it was announced today during a media teleconference. The missions are part […]

New NASA Planetary Science Proposals Include Venus and 'Metallic Asteroid' Missions

Artist’s conception of the VERITAS spacecraft in orbit around Venus. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Looking ahead to future planetary missions, NASA has selected five new science investigations for refinement over the next year. Later, one or two of those missions will be chosen to actually be launched, perhaps as early as 2020. The selections […]