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interstellar precursor mission




An unmanned spacecraft designed specifically to study the boundary region between the heliosphere and true interstellar space. A number of such probes have been proposed over the past three decades including the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, the Interstellar Probe Mission, TAU (Thousand Astronomical Unit mission), and the Interstellar Precursor Mission.


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