Psyche, EscaPADE and Janus

Overview

Destination: Heliocentric N/A
Mission: Planetary Science

Heliocentric N/A Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Psyche is a NASA interplanetary mission to visit the main belt asteroid of the same name, 16 Psyche. Spacecraft will take 4 years and one Mars flyby to reach the asteroid, which is of particular interest due to being comprised mostly of iron and nickel. Psyche is theorized to be a remnant of an early planet's core, and may offer insights into how solar system formed and evolved. The mission is led by Arizona State University, with NASA JPL being responsible for mission management and operations. This launch also includes two secondary payloads: Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE), which will study the Martian atmosphere, and Janus, which will study binary asteroids.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • June 24, 2022, 6:10 p.m.

NET 2023


SwGustav • May 23, 2022, 11:20 p.m.

NET September 20th after discovering an issue during software testing of the spacecraft


Cosmic_Penguin • March 26, 2022, 3:26 a.m.

Added launch time


Falcon Heavy

Family: Falcon
Configuration: Heavy

The Falcon Heavy is a variant of the Falcon 9 full thrust launch vehicle and consists of a standard Falcon 9 rocket core, with two additional boosters derived from the Falcon 9 first stage.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    70.0 m
  • Diameter
    12.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    1400 T
  • Thrust
    22819 kN
Family
  • Name
    Falcon Heavy
  • Family
    Falcon
  • Variant
    Heavy
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Falcon Heavy
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $90000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    63800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    26700 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Booster Info


B1075


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

-

Landing Attempt Confirmed

B1072


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

-

Landing Attempt Confirmed

B1074


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

-

Core will be expended.

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 178 Failures: 9 Pending: 79

Agency Type: Commercial

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday to provide an update on the agency’s mission to study the Pysche asteroid. Audio of the briefing will livestream on the agency’s website.

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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.

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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