For the first time ever, we are
exploring a world made not of rock or ice,
but of metal.
Mission to a
Deep within the terrestrial planets, including Earth, scientists infer the presence of metallic cores, but these lie unreachably far below the planets’ rocky mantles and crusts. The asteroid Psyche offers a unique window into these building blocks of planet formation and the opportunity to investigate a previously unexplored type of world.
Stay up-to-date on the Psyche mission from your phone with this student-built mobile app! Learn about our mission to a metal world through facts, images, trivia games and more.
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Watch this video to learn about the engineering process and see how it is implemented in real life with the NASA Psyche Mission!
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Where Are We Now?
A space mission typically has six phases, A-F. The Psyche mission is currently in “Phase C,” which lasts until January 2021. In this phase, the mission is focused on final design and subsystem fabrication, assembly, and testing.