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.
Futuristic electric thrusters emitting a cool blue glow will guide the Psyche spacecraft through deep space to a metal-rich asteroid. Read article
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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.