Asteroid-bound Psyche spacecraft ignites ion thrusters and begins to cruise through space

NASA mission to the metal rich asteroid 16 Psyche has fired up its ion engines and is now sailing through it solar system under the power of solar-electric propulsion.

of Start of the spaceship, which is also called Physiqueon October 13, 2023 gave it an initial boost sufficient to propel it more than 190 million miles (300 million kilometers) into space, which is beyond the orbit of March.

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