Meeting Location and Dates

The 3rd Annual Interstellar Probe Exploration Workshop scheduled for November 17–19, 2020 in Silver Spring, Maryland will not be held in-person as previously planned. The Organizing Committee has watched developments of the COVID-19 pandemic closely, and in the interest of community safety are making the decision on how to proceed. Updated information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.

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.


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