July 20, 2022 / NASA
Board Begins Review of NASA’s Psyche Mission
On July 19, Psyche’s independent review board met for the first time. The focus is on understanding technical issues that led to the delay, how the risk of delay was or was not understood...
July 14, 2022 / NASA
NASA Begins Psyche Mission Review
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have commissioned an independent review to examine project and institutional issues that led to the Psyche mission missing...
June 24, 2022 / NASA
NASA Announces Launch Delay for Psyche Asteroid Mission
NASA announced Friday the Psyche asteroid mission, the agency’s first mission designed to study a metal-rich asteroid, will not make its planned 2022 launch attempt. Read the news release
June 24, 2022 / NASA
NASA to Discuss Psyche Asteroid Mission
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday to provide an update on the agency’s mission to study the Psyche asteroid. Audio of the briefing will livestream on the agency’s...
June 22, 2022 / NASA
Psyche Mission Update
NASA’s Psyche mission team continues to assess ongoing issues with the spacecraft’s flight software. The team is evaluating its ability to meet a schedule to launch in 2022 – the current...
May 24, 2022 / NASA
NASA’s Psyche Mission Launch Update
NASA’s Psyche spacecraft is nearing the final stages of preparations for launch, and the mission team is working to confirm that all hardware and software systems are operating correctly....
May 2, 2022 / NASA
NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft Arrives at Kennedy
The Psyche spacecraft completed its journey from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. First, it traveled to March Air Reserve...
July 7, 2020 / NASA
Building NASA’s Psyche: Design Done, Now Full Speed Ahead on Hardware
The mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid is pivoting from planning the details to building real pieces of the spacecraft puzzle. Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid...
February 28, 2020 / NASA
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Psyche Mission
NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Psyche mission.
November 12, 2019 / NASA
On a Mission: The Prospects of Heavy Metal
Listen to Season 2, Episode 6 of NASA’s “On a Mission” podcast about “The Prospects of Heavy Metal.” Listen to the podcast
June 11, 2019 / NASA
NASA’s Psyche Mission Has a Metal World in Its Sights
Designed to explore a metal asteroid that could be the heart of a planet, the Psyche mission is readying for a 2022 launch. After extensive review, NASA Headquarters in Washington has approved...