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700 quintillion dollars for an asteroid. Mission Psyche postponed indefinitely

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NASA said that it had to postpone the launch of the spacecraft to the “precious” asteroid Psyche (Psyche).

700 quintillion dollars for an asteroid.  Mission Psyche postponed indefinitely

As stated in the press release, the postponement is due to the late delivery of the software and test equipment necessary for the device. As a result, now NASA no longer has enough time to complete the tests.

The Psyche spacecraft was originally scheduled to launch on August 1st. The launch was then pushed back to at least September 20. The mission has now been postponed indefinitely.

The problem is that the spacecraft will be launched in such a way that on the way to the asteroid it performs a gravitational maneuver near Mars. Due to the relative position of Earth, Mars and Psyche, scientists had a window from August 1 to October 11 for an optimal launch this year. However, even before October 11, NASA does not have time. Therefore, the device will be launched already in 2023 or even in 2024. And if the original plan implied the arrival of the device to the asteroid in 2026, now we are talking about at least 2029 or 2030. That is, a delay in the launch for a period of six months to a year and a half will lead to an increase in the duration of the flight for a period of five to six years.

The total cost of the Psyche project, including the rocket, is $985 million. To date, 717 million dollars have already been spent. It is also important to note that the device will put the Falcon Heavy into orbit, which has been used only three times so far, although the first launch took place in early 2018. But in the near future, SpaceX will use this rocket much more actively, since four launches are planned before the end of this year alone.

Recall that the asteroid Psyche is interesting because it is the most expensive asteroid in our solar system. Of course, from known. It is mostly composed of iron and nickel, probably representing the core of a larger body that was destroyed in the early stages of the formation of the solar system. Estimates of the cost of the asteroid vary greatly, but some say as much as $700 quintillion.

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Samsung is spending more on R&D...or less?  It all depends on how you count.

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The Americans installed the most powerful launch vehicle in the world at the moment on the launch pad.  SLS is due to make its first flight on August 29

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