Psyche: Journey to a metal world

  title={Psyche: Journey to a metal world},
  author={Peter W. Lord and Scott W. Tilley and David Y. Oh and Dan M. Goebel and Carol A. Polanskey and Steve Snyder and Greg Carr and Steven M. Collins and Gregory Lantoine and Damon Landau and Linda T. Elkins‐Tanton},
  journal={2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
In September 2015, NASA selected five mission concepts from a field of 27 to proceed to the next stage (step 2) of the latest Discovery mission competition. Each team submitted a Mission Concept Study to NASA in August 2016, and in January of 2017 NASA selected Psyche and a second mission for flight. This paper describes Psyche, a unique investigation of a metal world, which is the only one of the original five mission concepts studied in detail to propose the use of Electric Propulsion (EP) to… 

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