Author: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
April 4, 2022 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Shake and Bake: NASA’s Psyche Is Tested in Spacelike Conditions
To prepare for its launch in August, the Psyche spacecraft was tested to ensure it can operate in the extreme conditions it will face on its trip to a metal-rich asteroid. Read article
December 20, 2021 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
How NASA’s Psyche Mission Will Explore an Unexplored World
Launching in August 2022 and arriving at the asteroid in 2026, NASA’s Psyche spacecraft will orbit a world we can barely pinpoint from Earth and have never visited. Read article
September 20, 2021 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Solar Electric Propulsion Makes NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft Go
Futuristic electric thrusters emitting a cool blue glow will guide the Psyche spacecraft through deep space to a metal-rich asteroid. Read article
August 24, 2021 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
One Year Out: NASA’s Psyche Mission Moves Closer to Launch
As part of NASA’s Discovery Program, the mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid is well on its way to an August 2022 launch. With NASA’s Psyche mission now less than a year from launch,...
March 29, 2021 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Begins Final Assembly of Spacecraft Destined for Asteroid Psyche
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...