NASA Award Launch Service Contract to SpaceX for IMAP Mission

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NASA has selected Hawthorne, California, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to provide launch services for the agency's Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission, which...
includes four secondary payloads. IMAP will help researchers better understand the boundaries of the heliosphere, the magnetic barrier around our solar system. This region is the region where the constant flow of particles from our Sun, known as the solar wind, collides with the wind from other stars. This collision limits the amount of harmful cosmic radiation entering the heliosphere. IMAP collects and maps the neutral particles produced by it and investigates the basic processes of how particles accelerate in space, from the…
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