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NASA Cancels 2022 Mission to Valuable Asteroid Psyche

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NASA's Psyche mission designed to visit a metal-rich asteroid is facing an uncertain future. Software testing issues forced an extended launch delay expected to last at least until July 2023. NASA is convening an independent review board to examine "all possible options for next steps"
2 months ago

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New York Times

NASA Pauses Psyche, a Mission to a Metal-Rich Asteroid

Delays in setting up the spacecraft’s navigation software mean the mission may not reach the asteroid until 2029 or 2030, rather than 2026.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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CBS News

NASA delays billion-dollar Psyche asteroid mission, orders independent review

Depending on the results of an independent review, budget impacts and other factors, the Psyche mission could face cancellation.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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c|net

NASA Cancels 2022 Mission to Valuable Asteroid Psyche

The planned SpaceX launch must leave Earth by Oct. 11, and NASA says it won't be ready in time.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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Space

NASA's metal asteroid mission Psyche won't launch before mid-2023 (and could face cancellation)

At best, it will launch in July 2023.

2 months ago·United States
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NASA.com

NASA Announces Launch Delay for Psyche Asteroid Mission

NASA announced Friday that the Psyche asteroid mission – the agency’s first mission designed to study a metal-rich asteroid – will not make its planned 2022 launch attempt.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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NASA Announces Launch Delay for Psyche Asteroid Mission, Will Not Make 2022 Launch Attempt - Space Coast Daily

this year's launch period ends October 11NASA announced Friday that the Psyche asteroid mission, the agency’s first mission designed to study a metal-rich asteroid, will not make its planned 2022 launch attempt. (NASA image)(NASA) – NASA announced Friday that 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…

2 months ago
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