NASA's Psyche mission has a metal world in its sights

Designed to explore a metal asteroid that could be the heart of a planet, the Psyche mission is readying for a 2022 launch. After extensive review, NASA Headquarters in Washington has approved the mission to begin the final design and fabrication phase, otherwise known as Phase C. This is when the Psyche team finalizes the system design, develops detailed plans and procedures for the spacecraft and science mission, and completes both assembly and testing of the spacecraft and its subsystems.

NASA's Psyche mission has a metal world in its sights

Designed to explore a metal asteroid that could be the heart of a planet, the Psyche mission is readying for a 2022 launch. After extensive review, NASA Headquarters in Washington has approved ...

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Phys.org

NASA's Getting Ready to Explore the Corpse of an Ancient Planet in the Asteroid Belt

A NASA mission to an ancient iron-nickel hunk has entered its final design phase, a key milestone on the way to reaching the distant destination in the mid-2020s.

Tue 18 Jun 19 from SPACE.com

NASA's Getting Ready to Explore the Corpse of an Ancient Planet in the Asteroid Belt, Wed 12 Jun 19 from Livescience

NASA set to visit mysterious metal dead planet

NASA is preparing for a mission that could see it visit a mysterious, dead planet in deep space.

Thu 13 Jun 19 from FOXNews

NASA finalizes plans for its 2022 mission to explore massive all-metal asteroid

The Psyche mission aims to explore asteroid 16 Psyche and is entering its final design and fabrication phase with a goal of launching by 2022 and an arrival by 2026.

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Daily Mail

NASA makes final plans for its 2022 mission to visit an all-metal asteroid

In less than a decade, we might finally be able to unravel the mysteries surrounding Psyche, an asteroid that's believed to be composed mostly of iron and nickel. NASA is gearing ...

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Engadget

NASA moves to final planning stages for mission to explore 16 Psyche’s full metal asteroid

The value of all the nickel and iron that scientists believe make up 16-Psyche’s potato-shaped asteroid in the outer reaches of the asteroid belt totals some $10,000 quadrillion. It’s ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from TechCrunch

Psyche Mission Has a Metal World in Its Sights

Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2019 Designed to explore a metal asteroid that could be the heart of a planet, the Psyche mission is readying for a 2022 launch. After extensive review, NASA Headquarters ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from SpaceDaily

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