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.
By Peter Lord (Maxar), David Oh (JPL), and Steven Scott (Maxar) as told to Danya Gainor As the Psyche spacecraft transitions into its ATLO (assembly, test, launch, and operations) phase, the...
3D print yourself a model of the spacecraft destined to meet the asteroid Psyche! The Psyche spacecraft including solar panels is about the size of a singles tennis court. The body of the spacecraft...
Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, today announced the delivery of the Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Chassis to NASA’s Jet...
Set to launch next year, the agency’s Psyche spacecraft will explore a metal-rich asteroid in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. A major component of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft...
No printer? No problem! Follow these easy instructions to draw and decorate your own scale model of the Psyche spacecraft.
A song written from the perspective of the Psyche spacecraft exploring the vast nothingness of the universe and the meanings behind the universe that humans create through space exploration....
Where Are We Now?
A space mission typically has six phases, A-F. The Psyche mission is currently in “Phase D,” which lasts until September 2022. In this phase, the mission is focused on instrument and spacecraft assembly and testing and launch.