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Lindy Elkins-Tanton Colloquium Abstract (Mar 15, 2017)

Psyche: Journey to a Metal World

The Psyche mission, lead by ASU, has been selected as the fourteenth in the NASA Discovery program. This mission will investigate what is likely an exposed planetary metallic core, the asteroid (16) Psyche. In this talk I'll describe our partners, our spacecraft, instrument, trajectory, and operations plans, and the questions we are investigating with the mission. I'll also talk about the intense process of planning and proposing the mission.