NASA’s Psyche Mission will now be launched in October 2023 to detect metal-rich metallic asteroids. Let us tell you that this mission was to be launched in August 2022 last year.
According to NASA’s official report, the launch period will open on October 5 and close on October 25. The asteroid, which lies in the outer part of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, may be the remnant of an asteroid’s core, the building block of a rocky planet.
The project was announced in 2017 and is being led by an ASU team of professors to explore the 16 metal-rich Psyche asteroids.
Directed by principal investigator and ASU professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton, the mission will now explore a new flight plan around Mars. The gravitational assist of the planet is needed to propel the spacecraft to the target asteroid.
Future Psyche Mission Plan
NASA’s Psyche Mission to be Launched in 2023 with New Flight Plan, Due to the new launch date, Psyche has a new mission plan, which includes a gravity assist on the asteroid and a flyby of Mars for arrival in August 2029. The mission will then enter its 26-month science phase, collecting observations and data as the spacecraft orbits the asteroid at varying altitudes.
Explain that NASA scientists have found out from the optical telescope and the powerful radar present on the earth that very precious metals are present on this asteroid.
It is believed that there can be so many precious metals on this asteroid that every person living on earth can become a billionaire.
NASA Point of View
According to NASA, the cost of this immeasurable wealth can be up to one trillion dollars. For a concrete investigation of this, NASA had earlier announced that it would launch this ‘Psyche Mission’ in August 2022, which would reach this asteroid in 2026. But due to some reasons this mission was postponed and now it will be launched from Fis in October 2023. Explain that now it will enter the 26-month science phase and collect data while orbiting the metallic object.
NASA said, “In the new mission plan, Psyche will initially enter orbit A, then descend to orbit B1, then orbit D, go back to orbit C, and finally go to orbit B2 (the second half of orbit B) Will go.
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