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NASA Puts Pysche Mission On Hold Blames Late Delivery Of Navigation Of Software!!!


NASA Updates: NASA delayed an asteroid mission on Friday, citing a delivery issue with its own navigational software. The Psyche mission to the enigmatic metal asteroid of the same name was scheduled to launch in September or October of this year.

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The software from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab was supposed to be released in September or October, however it was provided several months later. 2019 still has at least two launch possibilities.



NASA postponed an asteroid expedition on Friday and cited the delayed delivery of its own navigational software as the reason. This September or October was the planned launch date for the Psyche mission to the mysterious metal asteroid of the same name. However, the agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab delivered its navigation, guidance, and control software — an essential component of any spacecraft — more than a month behind schedule. According to officials, engineers “simply ran out of time” to test it.According to NASA planetary sciences chief Lori Glaze, the space agency will now take a step back and an and even if it should proceed. Psyche has already cost NASA $717 million (about Rs. 5,600 crore), and its estimated final price, which includes the rocket to launch it, is $985 million (nearly Rs. 7,700 crore). The small spacecraft, about the size of a vehicle, was initially planned to reach its asteroid in 2026 after travelling more than a billion miles.Since the software has been sent, the spacecraft has no known issues other than the fact that “we just haven’t been able to test it,” according to Lindy ElkinsTanton, the principal scientist for the Psyche mission. There was one problem, she admitted, “that we couldn’t solve in time to launch in 2022 with confidence.” According to JPL Director Laurie Leshin, there are still at least two launch options in 2019 and more in 2024 to reach the asteroid that is located in the belt between Mars and Jupiter. Psyche would not reach its asteroid until 2029 or 2030, according to this. Calculating launch times is challenging, though, because the asteroid “is spinning like a rotisserie chicken instead of like a top,” according to ElkinsTanton, and the mission requires the right lighting conditions.NASA is examining what will happen to two additional modest missions that were scheduled to launch on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

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