August 30, 2023 / NASA
Play Bingo While Watching the Psyche Spacecraft Launch!
In October 2023, NASA will launch the Psyche mission, a journey to a unique metal-rich asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. What makes the asteroid Psyche unique is that it may...
August 16, 2023 / NASA
Psyche Spacecraft Headed for Xenon Fueling
Psyche’s solar electric propulsion will use large solar arrays to convert sunlight into electricity, which will power four Hall thrusters. The thrusters will use electric and magnetic fields...
March 29, 2023 / NASA
The Road to October 2023: NASA’s Psyche Has an Updated Mission Plan
NASA’s Psyche mission, which will explore a metal-rich asteroid of the same name, is on track to launch in October 2023 after a one-year delay to complete critical testing. The launch period...
November 3, 2022 / NASA
NASA to Discuss Psyche Independent Review Board Results
NASA will host a community townhall at 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 4, followed by a media teleconference at 1 p.m. to discuss the findings and recommendations of a report by the Psyche mission...
October 28, 2022 / NASA
NASA Continues Psyche Asteroid Mission
NASA announced Friday the agency decided its Psyche mission will go forward, targeting a launch period opening on Oct. 10, 2023. Read the news release
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...
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...
February 2, 2021 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA’s Psyche Mission Moves Forward, Passing Key Milestone
Now just a year and a half from launch, the mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid will soon begin assembling and testing the spacecraft.
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 3, 2019 / Brooke Owen
NASA Psyche space mission arts program seeking undergraduates nationwide
The ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission is inviting undergraduate students from any university or community college in the U.S. and its territories to apply to become one of the space mission’s featured...