Studying the solar wind boundary of our solar system
The Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) is a mission that will study the Sun’s heliosphere. It will investigate two important and coupled topics: interaction of the solar wind with the local interstellar medium and the acceleration of energetic particles.
Solar Physics, Space Weather
Launch Date: currently planned for February 2025
Prime Mission: 3 years planned
Lead Institution: Princeton University
Lead Funding Agency: Solar Terrestrial Probes program
Partners: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, John Hopkins University Applied Space Laboratory, SpaceX