GLOWS (GLObal solar Wind Structure) is one of 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.

Latest News

  • GLOWS callibration
    In March, calibration tests of the flight components of the GLOWS instrument were conducted. Our group of engineers spent 2 weeks at the German PTB ( facility, conducting a series of test measurements. The instrument was illuminated with ultraviolet radiation, […]
  • Send your name into space with GLOWS
    As part of the 32nd Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, you can bid for the placement of your name on the GLOWS instrument, which will be sent on the IMAP mission to the L1 point, located […]
  • We have started Phase D!
    The IMAP mission has completed the Key Decision Point-D (KDP-D), which means we have concluded Phase C, and the mission’s Phase D has commenced. Phase C was highly intense for the GLOWS team. At its onset, we underwent a crucial […]
  • Technical meeting with Maxine Hartnett
    In mid-October, we had the pleasure of hosting Maxine Hartnett at the CBK PAN. She, on behalf of the SDC (Science Data Center), is responsible for the ground software for GLOWS. During the three-day visit, technical details of the data […]