NASA’s Psyche mission is to explore a metal asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid Psyche is 173 miles wide and appears to be the exposed nickel-iron core of an early planet. The Psyche space craft will have huge solar arrays that are 37 feet long. According to NASA, the mission is led by Arizona State University, while the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be responsible for mission management, operations and navigation. They set the current launch date for August 2022.
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