Skip to main content

NASA Has Gone INSANE! Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion ‘Could Transform Global Economy’ LOL!

NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid 

Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 -- four years earlier than the original timeline.

“We challenged the mission design team to explore if an earlier launch date could provide a more efficient trajectory to the asteroid Psyche, and they came through in a big way,” said Jim Green, director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This will enable us to fulfill our science objectives sooner and at a reduced cost.”

The Discovery program announcement of opportunity had directed teams to propose missions for launch in either 2021 or 2023. The Lucy mission was selected for the first launch opportunity in 2021, and Psyche was to follow in 2023. Shortly after selection in January, NASA gave the direction to the Psyche team to research earlier opportunities.

"The biggest advantage is the excellent trajectory, which gets us there about twice as fast and is more cost effective," said Principal Investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton of Arizona State University in Tempe. "We are all extremely excited that NASA was able to accommodate this earlier launch date. The world will see this amazing metal world so much sooner."

The revised trajectory is more efficient, as it eliminates the need for an Earth gravity assist, which ultimately shortens the cruise time. In addition, the new trajectory stays farther from the sun, reducing the amount of heat protection needed for the spacecraft. The trajectory will still include a Mars gravity assist in 2023.

"The change in plans is a great boost for the team and the mission," said Psyche Project Manager Henry Stone at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. "Our mission design team did a fantastic job coming up with this ideal launch opportunity."

The Psyche spacecraft is being built by Space Systems Loral (SSL), Palo Alto, California. In order to support the new mission trajectory, SSL redesigned the solar array system from a four-panel array in a straight row on either side of the spacecraft to a more powerful five-panel x-shaped design, commonly used for missions requiring more capability. Much like a sports car, by combining a relatively small spacecraft body with a very high-power solar array design, the Psyche spacecraft will speed to its destination at a faster pace than is typical for a larger spacecraft.

"By increasing the size of the solar arrays, the spacecraft will have the power it needs to support the higher velocity requirements of the updated mission," said SSL Psyche Program Manager Steve Scott.

The Psyche Mission

Psyche, an asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, is made almost entirely of nickel-iron metal. As such, it offers a unique look into the violent collisions that created Earth and the terrestrial planets.

The Psyche Mission was selected for flight earlier this year under NASA's Discovery Program, a series of lower-cost, highly focused robotic space missions that are exploring the solar system.

The scientific goals of the Psyche mission are to understand the building blocks of planet formation and explore firsthand a wholly new and unexplored type of world. The mission team seeks to determine whether Psyche is the core of an early planet, how old it is, whether it formed in similar ways to Earth's core, and what its surface is like. The spacecraft's instrument payload will include magnetometers, multispectral imagers, and a gamma ray and neutron spectrometer.

For more information about NASA’s Psyche mission go to:

www.nasa.gov/psyche 


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor Killed Self After Hearing Voices In The Air....Similar To What US Spies And Diplomats Experienced - The Havana Syndrome.

Voices will be heard in the air. Men will beat their heads against walls, call for their death, and on another side death will be their torment. Blood will flow on all sides.  Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879) Havana syndrome is a set of medical signs and symptoms experienced by United States and Canadian embassy staff in Cuba. Beginning in August 2017, reports surfaced that American and Canadian diplomatic personnel in Cuba had suffered a variety of health problems, dating back to late 2016. The U.S. government accused Cuba of perpetrating unspecified attacks causing these symptoms. The U.S. reduced staff at their embassy to a minimum in response. In 2018, U.S. diplomats in China reported problems similar to those reported in Cuba, as well as undercover CIA agents operating in other countries who were negotiating with those countries on ways to counter Russian covert operations around the world. Subsequent studies of the affected diplomats in Cuba,

"You're Gonna Die Up There" MARCH 2021

Talladega Nights Film Blasphemed The Holy Name Of Jesus Over 20 Times: Child Actor In The Film Houston Tumlin Commits Suicide

God does pay attention. You blaspheme his Holy Name and you will pay for it  in this life or the next. Funny how everyone is afraid to say the 'N' word but all of you Blaspheme the Holy Name of Jesus 24/7. You have more reverence for the 'N' word then you do for the Holy Name of Jesus. The film blasphemes the Holy Name of Jesus over 20 times. Talladega Nights actor Houston Tumlin commits suicide at age 28: Child star who played Will Ferrell's son is 'found at home with self-inflicted gunshot wound'   Talladega Nights star Houston Tumlin has passed away at the age of 28. The actor, who was aged just 13 when he appeared in the 2006 Will Ferrell film, died by suicide on Tuesday afternoon at his home in Pelham, Alabama. Shelby County coroner Lina Evans told TMZ that Tumlin was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head around 4:30pm. Sources told TMZ that Tumlin's girlfriend was in the house at the time. A note has not been found. Houston was a stan