Interstellar Probe Exploration Workshop

Have you ever wondered what is beyond the realm of our sun's sphere of influence? Would you like to participate in a discussion with scientists and engineers from across the globe who are studying what an interstellar probe could accomplish?

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory has been commissioned by NASA to conduct a study evaluating what a near-term pragmatic interstellar probe could accomplish, traveling from Earth through our solar system and out to the interstellar medium beyond our protective heliosphere. This mission would need to be designed to last 50 years, communicate from 1000 AU away, and be ready to launch by 2030.

We are hosting a free virtual workshop to discuss the current status of our engineering study as well as the potential science that could be studied with such a mission. Scientists, engineers, and students from across the world will gather via Zoom on Nov. 16-20 to discuss their research and the future of interstellar space exploration.

We invite you to register and attend our workshop, and welcome your active participation in this exciting study. In particular, we'd like to draw attention to our sessions for students and early career scientists and engineers from 9 to 10 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 20.

Register here
Learn more about the study here.

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