NASA Psyche Asteroid Mission Delayed By Software Issue

Psyche spacecraft
Credit: Isaac Watson/NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL—A NASA robotic spacecraft designed to investigate the metal asteroid Psyche will miss its August launch date due to a software issue. The launch delay, first reported by, will bump the spacecraft’s sendoff to no earlier than Sept. 20, NASA said in a May 24 statement...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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