Psyche & EscaPADE

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 a secondary payload: Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE), which will study the Martian atmosphere.

Updates

Nosu • Nov. 18, 2022, 8:08 p.m.

Removing Janus from this launch


Nosu • Oct. 28, 2022, 8:01 p.m.

NET October 10


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

NET 2023


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


B1074


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

-

Core will be expended.

B1072


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

-

Landing Attempt Confirmed

B1075


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

-

Landing Attempt Confirmed

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 197 Failures: 9 Pending: 81

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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Related News

SpaceNews

Psyche review finds institutional problems at JPL

An independent review of problems that delayed the launch of NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission uncovered institutional issues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory that led the agency to delay the launch of another mission being developed there.

NASA

As Psyche Mission Moves Forward, NASA Responds to Independent Review

NASA and the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, which leads Psyche, shared a response Friday to the results of an independent review board convened to determine why the mission to study a metal-rich asteroid o…

NASA

NASA to Discuss Psyche Independent Review Board Results

NASA will host a community townhall at 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 4, followed by a media teleconference at 1 p.m. to discuss the findings and recommendations of a report by the Psyche mission independent review board.

Spaceflight Now

NASA sets October 2023 launch date for Psyche asteroid mission

NASA says the Psyche mission, a robotic asteroid explorer that missed a launch opportunity this year due to software testing problems, has been rescheduled for liftoff from Florida in October 2023 on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

SpaceNews

Psyche launch rescheduled for October 2023

A NASA mission to an asteroid that missed its launch window this fall because of technical issues has been rescheduled for launch next October.

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
3 days, 14 hours ago
Kosmos 2565 (Lotos-S1 #7)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Note: Payload identity uncertain. Multiple other military payloads that are not identified may be on board. Lotos-S1 spacecraft is a part of the L…


Long March 2
Success
4 days, 20 hours ago
Shenzhou 15
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Fourth crewed flight to the Chinese large modular space station.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
5 days, 20 hours ago
Glonass-M No. 61 (Kosmos 2564)
43/3 (43L) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Ru…


Long March 2D
Success
6 days, 23 hours ago
Yaogan 36 Group 03
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

3 Chinese military reconnaissance satellites.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Dragon CRS-2 SpX-26
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

26th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station operated by SpaceX. The flight will be conducted under the second Commer…


PSLV-XL
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
EOS-6 (Oceansat-3) & rideshare
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

Oceansat-3 is a part of ISRO's Oceansat program. Its main purpose is ocean observation, which includes gathering ocean color data, sea surface temper…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Eutelsat 10B
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Eutelsat 10B is an all-electric geostationary communications satellite equipped with two multi-beam HTS Ku-band payloads able to provide a throughput…


Space Launch System (SLS)
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Artemis I
Launch Complex 39B - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Artemis I (previously Exploration Mission 1) is the first flight on Space Launch System and the second flight of Orion crew spacecraft. Mission is pl…


Ceres-1
Success
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-08, 51 to 54
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

5 new Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Long March 4C
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Yaogan 34-03
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Officially described as an optical remote-sensing satellite built by SAST.