NASA Announces Launch Delay for Psyche Asteroid Mission

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. Due to the late delivery of the spacecraft’s flight software and testing equipment, NASA does not have sufficient time to complete the testing needed ahead of its remaining launch period […]

NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft has Huge Solar Arrays installed

NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft has Huge Solar Arrays installed

One of two solar arrays on NASA’s Psyche spacecraft is successfully deployed in JPL’s storied High Bay 2 clean room. The twin arrays will power the spacecraft and its science instruments during a mission to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech With its solar arrays installed, the spacecraft is close to its final […]