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(NASA)   Lucy in the sky with an unlatched solar array. Lucy in the sky with an unlatched solar array. NASA boffins who are totally not on drugs think they got it covered   (blogs.nasa.gov) divider line
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2022-06-29 3:12:09 AM  
Basically if got stuck, and they're jostling it back and forth to see if it'll latch.
 
2022-06-29 5:52:46 AM  
I bet some of those guys have trouble reaching full extension at home too.
 
2022-06-29 5:56:48 AM  
IIRC, the arrays on LUCY extend more like a Japanese fan, into a complete circle, thus the goal of "360 degree" deployment mentioned in the blog.
 
2022-06-29 6:02:50 AM  

bughunter: IIRC, the arrays on LUCY extend more like a Japanese fan, into a complete circle, thus the goal of "360 degree" deployment mentioned in the blog.


You remember correctly.
 
2022-06-29 7:21:17 AM  

wildcardjack: Basically if got stuck, and they're jostling it back and forth to see if it'll latch.


Remember folks:  Shake it more than three times, you're playing with it.
 
2022-06-29 8:21:08 AM  

TTFK: wildcardjack: Basically if got stuck, and they're jostling it back and forth to see if it'll latch.

Remember folks:  Shake it more than three times, you're playing with it.


I was gonna say something along the lines of jiggling the handle.
 
2022-06-29 11:12:28 AM  
NASA isn't really trying to figure out how to get the arrays deployed, it is a bunch of Lockheed Martin engineers that designed it and operate it most of the time.
 
2022-06-29 11:23:37 AM  
now estimates that the solar array is between 353 degrees and 357 degrees open (out of 360 total degrees for a fully deployed array).

If you're not pulling 720s then you're not pulling anything.
 
2022-06-30 11:51:23 AM  
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