NASA won’t cancel mission to asteroid Psyche, aims for October 2023 launch

NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission ripped the head off the chopping block.

The Psyche spacecraft was supposed to launch towards its namesake, a bizarre metallic space rock in the main asteroid belt, between August and October this year. But problems with Psyche’s flight software made it impossible to hit that window, leading NASA to announce in June that it had postponed liftoff and initiated a “continue/stop” review of the mission.

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