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 Critical Design Rewiev Passed!
    End of August was very busy for all GLOWS team. We have hosted iCDR (Critical Design Review) in CBK PAN in Warsaw. Progress of our instrument development has been evaluated by a review team from the US. After 2-days of […]
  • GLOWS Peer Review
    Work on the GLOWS instrument, i.e. a photometer designed and built at CBK PAN as a part of IMAP heliospheric mission, they are moving forward. In mid May there will be the so-called Peer Review, i.e. a review before the […]
  • Student’s project for GLOWS finished!
    During the last term we had the pleasure to work with a group of astronomy students from University of Warsaw. Their task was to analyze the spectra of a few stars that will be used in future to calibrate measured […]
  • New model of the solar wind now published!
    “A new 3D solar wind speed and density model based on interplanetary scintillation” by C. Porowski, M. Bzowski and M. Tokumaru has been published in the latest issue of one of the most prestigious scientific journals, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement […]