Media Meet the Team Leading NASA's Psyche Mission
A member of the media interviews the principal investigator of NASA's Psyche mission, Lindy Elkins-Tanton, in front of the spacecraft on April 11, 2022, inside a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. After engineers at JPL put their final touches on the spacecraft, Psyche will ship to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where it is scheduled to launch in August 2022 on a journey to a metal-rich asteroid of the same name.
Arizona State University leads the Psyche mission as the home of the mission's principal investigator, Lindy Elkins-Tanton. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech, is responsible for the mission's overall management, system engineering, integration and testing, and mission operations. Maxar Technologies delivered the solar electric propulsion chassis, the main body of the spacecraft and most of its engineering hardware systems. NASA's Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center manages launch operations.