Meeting Location and Dates

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Interstellar Probe Exploration Workshop scheduled for November 17–19, 2020 at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20903.

Purpose and Scope

The 3rd Annual Interstellar Probe Exploration Workshop is being organized for heliophysicists, planetary scientists, astrophysicists, and engineers from all over the world. The purpose of the workshop is to gather together and discuss the objectives, design, and operations for a near-term, pragmatic interstellar probe mission.

This workshop is organized by a team at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory studying such a mission for the Heliophysics Division in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

We invite wide participation and welcome input and discussion on valuable science goals, operational scenarios, and technologies relevant to a high-escape-speed, heliophysics-focused mission that launches by 2030. Topics of interest can apply to flight systems, ground systems, data processing, and more.

Visit the JHU APL Interstellar Probe website for detailed information on the ongoing study.

COVID-19 Awareness

The Interstellar Probe team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and its impact on this workshop. We anticipate that by November there will be a restoration of normal operations and travel, and the workshop will proceed as planned. Contingency plans will be made should they become necessary.


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