|August 15, 2023 |
NASA Invites Media to Psyche Launch, Mission will Study an Asteroid
Media accreditation is now open for the upcoming launch of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, for a mission to a unique metal-rich asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.
NASA and SpaceX are targeting 10:38 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 5, for launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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The asteroid Psyche may be part of a core of a planetesimal, a building block of an early planet. Deep within rocky, terrestrial planets – including Earth – scientists infer the presence of metallic cores, but these lie unreachably far below the planets' rocky mantles and crusts. Psyche will offer a unique window into the process that created terrestrial planets.
NASA will post updates on launch preparations to prepare the spacecraft for its 2.5-billion-mile (4-billion-kilometer) journey on the Psyche blog. Riding with Psyche is a pioneering technology demonstration, called NASA’s Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) experiment, which will be NASA’s furthest-ever test of high-bandwidth optical communications.
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