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Psyche Asteroid

to launch

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.

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About 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 B,” which lasts until May 2019. In this phase, the mission is focused on preliminary design.

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Experience the Timeline

Get Involved with Psyche

NASA Psyche Mission
@NASAPsyche

🛑STOP🛑what ur doing & check out this amazing stop-motion animation, made by @NASAPsyche Inspired intern & @UM_Stamps student, Sophie! It compares the discovery of Psyche to the upcoming launch of the Mission! See more 👉 https://t.co/etNuZloecv #soinspired #journeytoametalworld https://t.co/silM6QoTjM

22 May 2019