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Psyche Spacecraft (Artist’s Concept)
This artist’s concept, updated as of June 2020, depicts NASA’s Psyche spacecraft. Set to launch in August 2022, the Psyche mission will explore...
Psyche in Progress
The main body of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, called the Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Chassis, is in a clean room at Maxar Technologies in Palo Alto,...
Thumbs-up for Ion Propulsion
Psyche engineers adapted to COVID-19 social distancing and masking requirements while testing the Hall thrusters that will propel NASA’s Psyche spacecraft...
Engineers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, continue to make progress on Psyche’s spectrometer while observing...
Psyche Multispectral Imager: Green Filter
Psyche’s first filters have arrived! The image shows an example of one of the glass color filters that will go into the rectangular holes in the filter...
Psyche Multispectral Imager: First Light
A so-called “First Light” photo taken using the prototype Imager electronics and CCD but with no filters yet and only simple, non-flight-like...
Psyche Multispectral Imager Filter Wheel
A photo of one of the Psyche Multispectral Imager flight filter wheels, recently completed by Malin Space Science Systems’ mechanisms subcontractor...
Testing the Psyche Spacecraft
Psyche’s spacecraft body being tested at Maxar’s Palo Alto, California manufacturing facility.
Integration of Part of Psyche’s Electric Propulsion Subsystem
A Maxar technician prepares to integrate part of Psyche’s electric propulsion subsystem.
Fall 2017 Team Meeting
Artist’s Conception of the Psyche Asteroid
This artist’s conception shows a close-up of the Psyche asteroid. Image Credit: Peter Rubin
Artist’s Conception of Psyche spacecraft at Psyche asteroid
This artist’s conception shows the Psyche spacecraft near the surface of the Psyche asteroid.
This artist’s conception shows a close-up of the surface of the Psyche asteroid.
Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a planetary scientist with expertise in planet formation and evolution. She is the Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration...
Dr. Jim Bell, Psyche Deputy Principal Investigator.