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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 1.5 million kilometers from Earth. In addition, the winner will be invited to the Space […]

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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 Critical Design Review (CDR) of the instrument and a similar review of the entire mission. […]

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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 processing pipeline were established, defining how data directly downloaded from orbit will be prepared for […]

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GLOWS in the Media

Work on the GLOWS instrument is in full swing. We are currently testing the components, and soon the integration of the flight model will commence. Last month, we successfully passed another mission review. Simultaneously, we are making appearances in the media, discussing our instrument [Polish]. Izabela Kowalska-Leszczyńska was a guest on the ‘Człowiek 2.0’ program […]

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GLOWS has successfully passed another review!

In mid-September, the IMAP mission underwent a review, confirming the readiness of all subsystems for integration. This marks another crucial milestone on the mission’s path to launch. Independent NASA reviewers assessed the progress in building all instruments and their preparedness for integration with the main satellite platform. All teams, including GLOWS, received positive evaluations. We […]

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Summer internship in the GLOWS project

Over the last 3 weeks, we hosted Jakub Janowski at CBK, a student from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, who was completing his summer internship with the GLOWS team. Jakub undertook an incredibly important and demanding task of popularizing knowledge about the GLOWS instrument and the scientific research it enables. As […]

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“A golden era of space exploration is underway, and Poland must not be absent from it.” NASA Chief visits Poland.

Bill Nelson, the head of NASA, visited Poland. The meeting with representatives of the Polish space industry aimed to discuss further prospects of international collaboration on upcoming projects. Among the attendees was Maciej Bzowski, the head of the GLOWS experiment, which has been collaborating with NASA for many years. Scientists and engineers from the Space […]

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IBEX is back online

The NASA IMAP mission (Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe), which involves the team from the Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences preparing their own experiment and research instrument called GLOWS (Global solar Wind Structure), would not have been possible without another heliospheric mission – IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer). Our involvement in the […]

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NASA’s IMAP Mission Successfully Completes Critical Design Review

At the end of January of this year, the IMAP mission successfully passed its Critical Design Review. The mission management received the green light to build the flight version of all systems. This is a huge success for the entire engineering and research team. More details can be found in the official communication available here.

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GLOWS first light! The instrument is being prepared for a mission NASA IMAP

The Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences is working on the GLOWS instrument.Construction of the engineering model has already been completed and testing is underway favorably. “GLOWS saw the first light,” says Professor Maciej Bzowski, head of the group working on the instrument and the experiment GLOWS. The Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration […]

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