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...
July 14, 2022 / NASA
NASA Begins Psyche Mission Review
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have commissioned an independent review to examine project and institutional issues that led to the Psyche mission missing...
June 22, 2022 / NASA
Psyche Mission Update
NASA’s Psyche mission team continues to assess ongoing issues with the spacecraft’s flight software. The team is evaluating its ability to meet a schedule to launch in 2022 – the current...
June 9, 2022 / Maxar Technologies
Exploring Deep Space with Maxar
As humanity expands its reach throughout the solar system, Maxar continues to invest in new technologies and innovation that will drive us forward. At the beginning of the space race of the 1960s,...
May 24, 2022 / NASA
NASA’s Psyche Mission Launch Update
NASA’s Psyche spacecraft is nearing the final stages of preparations for launch, and the mission team is working to confirm that all hardware and software systems are operating correctly....
May 2, 2022 / NASA
NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft Arrives at Kennedy
The Psyche spacecraft completed its journey from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. First, it traveled to March Air Reserve...
April 14, 2022 / Scott Bordow
From a Clean Room to Deep Space
Media gets final glimpse of ASU’s Psyche spacecraft before it’s on its way to Florida launch. Read the story
April 4, 2022 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Shake and Bake: NASA’s Psyche Is Tested in Spacelike Conditions
To prepare for its launch in August, the Psyche spacecraft was tested to ensure it can operate in the extreme conditions it will face on its trip to a metal-rich asteroid. Read article
March 8, 2022 / Danielle M. Marsh
Designing the Psyche Spacecraft for the Off-Nominal
An Overview of the Psyche Fault Management Design Designing, building, testing, and launching an interplanetary spacecraft like Psyche is one of the most complex engineering achievements of our...
October 21, 2021 / David Lawrence and Patrick Peplowski
The Path to Psyche Starts at Mercury and Moves through Long Island
Building a flight instrument for our asteroid mission Everyone has their story for how they made their way to the Psyche mission. For some of us on the Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer (GRNS)...
September 20, 2021 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Solar Electric Propulsion Makes NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft Go
Futuristic electric thrusters emitting a cool blue glow will guide the Psyche spacecraft through deep space to a metal-rich asteroid. Read article