NASA Mini-Probes Lose Ride To Mars

Artist's concept of EscaPADE.
Credit: UC Berkeley image courtesy of Robert Lillis.
CAPE CANAVERAL—NASA is removing a planned secondary payload from the August 2022 launch of its Psyche asteroid probe, leaving a pair of small satellites without a piggyback ride to Mars. The Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (EscaPADE) mission was slated to ride aboard a SpaceX...

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