Psyche Asteroid - NASA Satellite

Psyche is a NASA mission to study a metal-rich asteroid with the same name, located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. This is NASA’s first mission to study an asteroid that has more metal than rock or ice. The spacecraft is scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch period opens Oct. 5, 2023.

Mission Information

Mission Details

NamePsyche Asteroid
Launch DateOctober 05, 2023
Mission TypeUnmanned
TypeSatellite
Launch VehicleFalcon Heavy
Launch SiteKennedy Space Center, LC-39A
CollaborationArizona State University

Satellite Details

ApplicationTo explore the origin of planetary cores
Scientific InstrumentMultispectral Imager, Gamma-ray and Neutron Spectrometer, Magnetometer, Radio instrument
Mass2608 Kg (5750 lb)

Space Organization Details

CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
OrganizationNASA