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Professor David J. McComas awarded EGU's 2022 Hannes Alfvén Medal
Nov. 3, 2021

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) announced today that David McComas is a recipient of the 2022 Hannes Alfvén Medal for his plasma physics research.

NASA, UK Space Agency Sign Agreement to Build Instrument to Study Interplanetary Space
Oct. 13, 2021

NASA and the UK Space Agency have agreed to cooperate on NASA’s heliophysics mission, the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP). The agreement, signed Sept. 22, 2021, will allow Imperial College London (ICL) to design and build one of IMAP’s 10 instruments – a magnetometer called MAG – as well as provide ground support and…

Poland will build instrument for Princeton-led mission to study interplanetary space
Jan. 14, 2021

The agreement will allow the Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences to design and build one of IMAP’s 10 instruments — the Global Solar Wind Structure (GLOWS) instrument — as well as provide ground support and personnel necessary to support the instrument…

NASA, Poland Sign Agreement to Build Instrument to Study Interplanetary Space
Jan. 14, 2021

NASA and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland have agreed to cooperate on a NASA heliophysics mission, the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP). The agreement, signed Dec. 30, 2020, will allow the Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences (CBK PAN) to design and build one of IMAP’s…

NASA Adjusts IMAP Schedule to Accommodate COVID-19 Precautions
Dec. 11, 2020

To accommodate schedule changes due to precautions regarding COVID-19, the preliminary design review for NASA’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe, or IMAP, has been moved from February to May 2021. Similarly, the launch readiness date is delayed from Oct. 1, 2024, to Feb. 1, 2025.

NASA Selects Mission to Study Solar Wind Boundary of Outer Solar System
June 1, 2018

NASA has selected a science mission planned for launch in 2024 that will sample, analyze, and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar space.

The Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission will help researchers better understand the boundary of the