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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 C,” which lasts until January 2021. In this phase, the mission is focused on final design and subsystem fabrication, assembly, and testing.

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Experience the Timeline

Get Involved with Psyche

NASA Psyche Mission
@NASAPsyche

Are you in the Phoenix area?! 🌞🌴 Join us @ASU’s annual campus-wide Open Door event TODAY! Come find our @NASAPsyche table at the ISTB-4 building on the Tempe campus for out-of-this-world fun! ✨ Check out this pic of @SparkySunDevil repping Psyche! 🚀 @TheSunDevils https://t.co/3s076dFWGe

22 Feb 2020