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Sriram's Cosmic Journey: NASA's Psyche Mission Unveiled.



  Oct 17, 2023

SRIRAM’s Take: Unveiling the Metal Giant in Space - NASA’s Psyche Mission



When did Psyche launch and how?

Psyche launched on Oct. 13, 2023, at 10:19 a.m. EDT.
It took off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

What’s unique about this asteroid?

Psyche is special because it’s more metal than rock or ice.
This is NASA’s first mission focusing on a metal-rich asteroid.

When will Psyche reach its destination?

The spacecraft will be captured by the asteroid’s gravity in late July 2029.
The prime mission begins in August 2029, lasting about two years.

What will the mission accomplish?

Psyche will orbit the asteroid to snap pictures, map its surface, and collect data on its composition.


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