Launch of Nasa’s Psyche  Late September

Asteroid Mission Delayed to

The Launch Of NASA’s Psyche

Asteroid mission, which was set for Aug. 1 on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, has been delayed to no earlier than Sept. 20

After Ground Teams

Discovered an issue during software testing on the spacecraft, officials said Monday.

The Robotic Asteroid Explorer Arrived

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California on April 29 aboard a U.S. military cargo plane.

Ground Teams Moved The Spacecraft

Packed inside a climate-controlled shipping container, to a clean room at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.

Technicians Unboxed The Psyche 

Spacecraft and moved it to a handling fixture for a series of hardware and software tests to make sure the probe survived the cross-country trip from California.

But A Technical Issue

Interrupted the test campaign, and will delay the launch of the Psyche mission at least seven weeks.

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