Psyche

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.

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


B1072


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

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Landing Attempt Confirmed

B1074


Type: Core
Flight Proven: No

Landing Information

-

Core will be expended.

B1075

Status: Active


Type: Strap-On Booster
Flight Proven: Yes
First Flight: January 19, 2023
Last Flight: January 19, 2023
Flights: 1
Landings Attempted: 1
Landings Successful: 1
Previous B1075 Flights

Landing Information

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Landing Attempt Confirmed

SpaceX

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CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Successes: 210 Failures: 9 Pending: 86

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

Spaceflight Now

Launch preps underway for first of up to five Falcon Heavy missions this year

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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…

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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.

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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