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SpaceX to launch NASA mission to Psyche

Falcon Heavy rocket will lift payload to metal-rich asteroid Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – March 4, 2020

 

Last updated 7/2/2022 at 9:15am

SpaceX Falcon launches from Cape Canaveral Heavy Falcon NASA Psyche Mission

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A SpaceX rocket launches from Cape Canaveral earlier this year. In 2022, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch a NASA mission to the 16 Psyche asteroid in the belt beyond Mars.

SpaceX will be launching a NASA payload to 16 Psyche, a roughly 173-mile-long asteroid in the belt between Mars and Jupiter that is made up of nickel, iron and other metals.

Currently slated for launch in July 2022, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will carry three payloads – equipment to support studies of the metallic asteroid, Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE)...



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