Psyche Asteroid

For the first time ever, we are
exploring a world made not of rock or ice,
but of metal.

Image of the psyche spacecraft. Shows the plus shaped panels attached to the

Mission to a
Metal World

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.


About Psyche Mission

Where Are We Now?

A space mission typically has six phases, A-F. The Psyche mission is currently in “Phase D.” In this phase, the mission is focused on instrument and spacecraft assembly, testing and launch.


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