The Interstellar Probe, a mission to provide a unified view of our heliosphere, out into nearby interstellar space.
Credit: Johns Hopkins/APL

There is promising new work underway to pursue a deep space robotic interstellar mission. An Interstellar Probe venture can capture a unified view of our heliosphere, out into nearby interstellar space.

All of that sounds exceedingly lofty, ambitious, and tough-to-do.

But there’s no need to wait for new technology say advocates – it’s here, and one booster of choice for the mission could be NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS).

“It isn’t about where we are going. It’s about the journey out there. And it is a journey now long overdue,” says one leading advocate.

Go to my new Space.com story – “Interstellar probe: Has its time finally come?” – at:

https://www.space.com/interstellar-probe-johns-hopkins-apl-nasa-sls

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