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,...
April 21, 2021 / Danya Gainor
A brain, a body and courage — but it’s not the Wizard of Oz
By Peter Lord (Maxar), David Oh (JPL), and Steven Scott (Maxar) as told to Danya Gainor As the Psyche spacecraft transitions into its ATLO (assembly, test, launch, and operations) phase, the...
February 3, 2021 / Drew Ryan Jones
I’m Drew Ryan Jones, a member of the mission design and navigation (MDNAV) team tasked with charting and navigating a course to the asteroid (16) Psyche. A general description of the Psyche...
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...
March 2, 2020 / David Oh
Why does the Psyche spacecraft look like that?
The very first meeting I went to in my first job out of school was a “configuration meeting” (an engineering design meeting) for a huge telecommunications satellite called Multi-Media Asia....
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 20, 2019 / Steven Dibb
Meteorites: Pieces of the cosmos delivered to our doorstep
What rocks from space teach us about our solar system and ourselves When I was 15 years old, I saw the Perseid meteor shower for the first time. Having grown up in urban, light-polluted Los Angeles,...
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...