Psyche Asteroid probe will wait several more weeks for launch.
The Agency Announced On May 24
That a software problem with the Psyche spacecraft would delay the launch to at least Sept. 20, roughly seven weeks after the expected Aug. 1 launch
An Issue Is Preventing Confirmation
That the software controlling the spacecraft is functioning as planned," the agency spokesperson told Space.com.
While Not Elaborating On What The
Specific issue is, or its correction, the spokesperson added that the team is "working to identify and correct the issue."
After Its Launch, Psyche Is Scheduled
To swing past Mars nine months later to pick up speed to arrive at its target asteroid, also called Psyche, in 2026.
This will be NASA's first mission to a metallic asteroid.