Artist rendition of the surface of the asteroid Psyche. Image by Peter Rubin/ASU

ASU to lead NASA space exploration mission for 1st time

Metal asteroid Psyche to offer unique look into violent collisions that created Earth, terrestrial planets

Psyche — a window into planetary cores

Mission instrument payload

Left: The Psyche mission spacecraft will include a multispectral imager, which will be led by an ASU science team and will provide high-resolution images using filters to differentiate between the asteroid’s metallic and silicate components. Image courtesy of SSL. Right: Artist rendition of the asteroid Psyche. Image by Peter Rubin/ASU
Left: Psyche mission multispectral imager. Center: The Psyche Mission badge. Photos courtesy of NASA Discovery Program. Right: Space System Loral’s satellite manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California. Image courtesy of SSL

The Psyche mission team

The Psyche mission team at Space System Loral in Palo Alto, California. Photo courtesy of SSL

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