The Cost of the Lucy Mission to the Trojan Asteroids

The Lucy mission is estimated to cost $989.1 million. Of this total, $560 million was for spacecraft development, $149 million was for its launch, and $280 million will be spent on operations to support its 12-year prime mission.

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NASA's Lucy mission cost by fiscal year. Future years reflect official projections. The spacecraft begins its 12-year prime mission in October of 2021. Source: Planetary Science Budget Dataset, compiled by Casey Dreier for The Planetary Society (accessible on Google Sheets or downloadable as an Excel file).

Development$559.5 million
Launch Services (Atlas V 401)$149.4 million
Prime Mission Operations (12 years)$280.2 million
Total$989.1 million

Detailed data available in Planetary Exploration Budget Dataset.

Learn more about Lucy and its mission to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids

NASA's Lucy mission will visit eight Trojan asteroids between 2027 and 2033.