NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. PDT) on Monday, June 5, to discuss the follow-up report by the Psyche mission independent review board. The new assessment reviews corrective actions taken following the November 2022 report.
Audio of the media call will stream live at:
Convened in July 2022 by NASA and the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, the board examined factors contributing to the Psyche mission’s request to delay its August 2022 launch. The mission’s new launch period opens Oct. 5, 2023. The spacecraft will investigate a metal-rich asteroid of the same name that may be the partial core of a planetesimal, a building block of rocky planets in our solar system.
Briefing participants include:
- Nicola Fox, associate administrator for Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Lori Glaze, division director for Planetary Sciences, NASA Headquarters
- Laurie Leshin, director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California
- Thomas Young, chair, independent review board