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After software delays, NASA says Psyche asteroid mission won’t launch this year

Artist’s illustration of the Psyche spacecraft at its destination. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s billion-dollar Psyche asteroid mission will not launch this year, officials confirmed Friday, after delays in completing software verification testing for the spacecraft’s guidance, navigation and control system. Mission officials said the next opportunity to launch the mission to explore Psyche, a metal-rich asteroid, is in July 2023. An ...

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