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GLOWS (IMAP mission)

GLOWS (GLObal solar Wind Structure) is one of 10 experiments on a NASA mission IMAP (Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe), scheduled for launch into a Lissajous orbit around the Lagrange point L1 in 2025.

The objective of GLOWS is to investigate the global heliolatitude structure of the solar wind and its evolution during the solar cycle. Additionally, GLOWS investigates the distribution of interstellar neutral hydrogen (ISN H) and the solar radiation pressure acting on ISN H.

More detailed description of our instrument, as well as the mission scientific goals is available on our website 

Principal Investigator: dr hab.Maciej Bzowski
Task name: “The implementation of the GLOWS experiment as part of the NASA Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP)”
Funding source: state budget under an agreement with the Ministry of Education and Science.
Amount of funding: 16 072 960 PLN
Timeframe: January 1, 2021– December 31, 2026
Web page: https://glows.cbk.waw.pl

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