Psyche mission

Psyche is Still Sending Data Home at Broadband Speeds

When I heard about this I felt an amused twinge of envy. Over the last year I have been using…

4 weeks ago

NASA Tightbeams a Cat Video From 31 Million Kilometers Away

NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) has been responsible for maintaining contact with missions venturing beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO) since…

5 months ago

We’re Entering a New Age When Spacecraft Communicate With Lasers

In October 2023, NASA launched its long-awaited on-again, off-again Psyche mission. The spacecraft is on its way to study the…

6 months ago

NASA's Psyche Mission is off to Asteroid Psyche

NASA's Psyche mission just launched on a six year journey to explore a metal world in the Asteroid Belt.

7 months ago

Psyche Mission Passes Independent Review Board with Flying Colors

An independently appointed review board recently announced that NASA, their Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and the California Institute of Technology…

11 months ago

NASA’s Psyche Mission is Back on. It’ll Launch Towards its Metal Asteroid Target Later This Year

NASA’s Psyche mission is back on track for launch and is now scheduled for a potential October 2023 launch date,…

1 year ago

Uh Oh, NASA is Reviewing Psyche and May Terminate the Mission

NASA is reviewing its mission to visit the asteroid 16 Psyche. The Administration has convened a 15-member review board to…

2 years ago

This is What the Metal Asteroid Psyche Might Look Like

If you wanted to do a forensic study of the Solar System, you might head for the main asteroid belt…

2 years ago

Asteroid 16 Psyche Might Not be a Solid Chunk of Metal After All, but Another Rubble Pile

Asteroid 16 Psyche, often sensationally dubbed the 10,000 quadrillion dollar asteroid due to its composition of valuable metals, may not…

3 years ago

That’s So Metal. NASA’s Psyche Mission is Now Under Construction

In August of 2022, NASA will send a robotic spacecraft to the Main Asteroid Belt to explore a truly unique…

4 years ago