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Psyche

(Discovery 14)
(planned space mission to orbit an asteroid)

Psyche (Discovery 14) is a planned space mission to travel to and orbit an asteroid, 16 Psyche. The plan was submitted as a candidate for NASA's Discovery Program in 2015 and accepted in 2017 for a launch in 2022 and a 4-year flight to the asteroid followed by 21 months of science investigation.

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16 Psyche is a large (diameters up to 279km), massive asteroid of interest for study because it is thought to be a stripped protoplanet core, consisting of iron and nickel.


(spacecraft,asteroids,NASA,plan)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyche_(spacecraft)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discovery_Program
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/psyche/
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/small-bodies/asteroids/16-psyche/

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