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NASA won’t cancel mission to asteroid Psyche, aims for October 2023 launch

NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission ripped the head off the chopping block. The Psyche spacecraft was supposed to launch towards its namesake, a bizarre metallic space rock in the main asteroid belt, between August and October this year. But problems with Psyche’s flight software made it impossible to hit that window, leading NASA to announce in …

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France enters white gold rush as top producer aims to supply Europe with lithium

France enters white gold rush as top producer aims to supply Europe with lithium

A lithium-ion battery pictured at a Volkswagen factory in Germany. The EU is looking to increase the number of electric vehicles on its roads in the coming years. Ronny Hartman | AFP | Getty Images Mineral giant based in Paris Imerys plans to develop a lithium mining project which it hopes will help meet demand …

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