August 24, 2021 / Karin Valentine
ASU-led NASA Psyche mission is a year out from launch
The anticipation is building for the Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche mission team, as the countdown clock now displays the mission’s launch as less than 365 days away. This mission,...
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,...
June 14, 2021 / Paige Arthur
Tales From Testbed
Windows down, car radio blaring, I decelerate as I pull into Lab and knock the volume of my music down a few notches so I don’t deafen the security officer approaching from the gate. JPL’s...
August 10, 2020 / Bill Hart
When does Mass = Power?
Some thoughts on margins This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but one of my favorite movies is ‘The Martian’. I am a big fan of sci-fi-thrillers, especially if they are...
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...
August 6, 2019 / Bill Hart
Some thoughts on trade studies
When I was an undergrad student at a university in northern Indiana with a penchant for football, Wednesday and Thursday nights were reserved for one thing: homework. I wasn’t necessarily driven...
March 26, 2019 / Steve Scott
Psyche Spacecraft Sails through NASA Design Review
After completing an extensive NASA design review, humanity is one-step closer to exploring an all-metal world called 16 Psyche. As previously announced, Maxar’s Space Solutions team is working...
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...
June 6, 2018 / Bill Hart
Some Thoughts on Requirements
There is one question that I get routinely, from both those inside and outside the engineering industry: “What exactly does a systems engineer do?”