Clean Room Feed
[This video has no sound] Welcome to the 24-hour livestream video feed from inside the clean room at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland, where the IMAP spacecraft is being assembled. This is a LIVE behind-the-scenes look at the integration and testing (I&T) for the spacecraft.
Over the course of the next few months, engineers will install the spacecraft harness, electronics, communications systems, thermal systems, propulsion, batteries, and many more complex systems to make the spacecraft work. Additionally, all 10 of IMAP’s instruments will arrive from around the world and be integrated with the spacecraft one by one. Finally, the spacecraft will begin testing before being sent to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for final testing prior to launch.
Learn more about the beginning of IMAP's Integration and Testing!