January 30, 2019 / Karin Valentine
NASA’s Psyche Mission inspires science and engineering students nationwide
While instruments and components of the spacecraft are under development across the country, the Psyche Mission management team, led by Arizona State University, is working with universities...
April 3, 2018 / Karin Valentine
NASA Psyche Mission: Journey to a Metal World
Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. Join the Psyche...
October 18, 2017 / NASA
Deep Space Communications via Faraway Photons
A spacecraft destined to explore a unique asteroid will also test new communication hardware that uses lasers instead of radio waves. The Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) package aboard...
September 28, 2017 / NASA
NASA Glenn Tests Thruster Bound for Metal World
As NASA looks to explore deeper into our solar system, one of the key areas of interest is studying worlds that can help researchers better understand our solar system and the universe around...
May 24, 2017 / NASA
NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid
Psyche, NASA’s Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 —...
April 19, 2017 / Penny Walker
An ASU space celebration
Sometimes it’s OK to get a little starry-eyed. That was the case Monday night in Tempe at the Discovery Mission Celebration of the Psyche and Lucy missions, where scientists, support staff...
March 15, 2017 / Skip Derra
ASU techies create 3-D model of mysterious, metal asteroid Psyche
Exploring new worlds requires vision and some well-educated guesses; visual cues are nice, too. The asteroid Psyche is a new world that will be explored by a group of space scientists led by...
January 6, 2017 / Scott Seckel
2017: ASU Space Odyssey
NASA mission selections show how the nation’s most innovative university embodies the spirit of exploration
January 4, 2017 / Karin Valentine
ASU to lead deep-space NASA mission for 1st time
Arizona State University’s Psyche Mission, a journey to a metal asteroid, has been selected for flight, marking the first time the school will lead a deep-space NASA mission and the first...
January 4, 2017 / NASA
NASA Selects Two Missions to Explore the Early Solar System
NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system – a time less than 10 million years after the birth...