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Where can I read about Lucy's complete propulsion system?

Wikipedia's /Lucy (spacecraft) says nothing of propulsion, and it's SWRI home page for the spacecraft http://lucy.swri.edu/mission/Spacecraft.html gives specification and enumerates what's on Lucy’s ...
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How will Lucy “make use” of a deep space atomic clock?

The entry for Lucy in Wikipedia's Selection of Discovery Mission 13 and 14; Finalists says: The mission will make use of the Deep Space Atomic Clock.81 81https://www.universetoday.com/122822/...
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What propulsion will Lucy use for its deep space maneuvers?

The Lucy trajectory described in several excellent answers to this question involves a number of fairly large (in delta-V terms) deep space maneuvers, totalling (same source) about 1.5 km/s over ...
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How well can the orbits of Jupiter Trojans to be visited by Lucy be predicted?

The orbits of the large planets are very well known and their position may be precisely predicted for the planning of complex swing by maneuvers of interplanetary space probes. There are exact ...
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How good are Lucy's cameras? Improvements since New Horizons?

In the question Where is Lucy going? (asteroid mission) I've asked for more clarification on the trajectory of the Lucy mission's trajectory. I believe that Lucy will simply do a close fly-by of each ...
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Where is Lucy going? (asteroid mission)

On Halloween (31-Oct-2018) NASA Goddard announced that Lucy has a green light: NASA’s Mission to Jupiter’s Trojans Given the Green Light for Development All I have are these links which are now ...