NASA picks SpaceX for $109.4mn launch services of IMAP mission

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Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the agencys Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission which will help researchers better understand the boundary of the heliosphere, a magnetic barrier surrounding our solar system.
The total cost to launch IMAP and the secondary payloads will be approximately $109.4 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs, NASA said.



The boundary of the heliosphere region is where the constant flow of particles from our Sun, called the solar wind, collides with winds from other stars.

This collision limits the amount of harmful cosmic…
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