Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation
Russian Academy of Sciences
( founded in 1939 )
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The INTERHELIOPROBE project is being developed within the framework of the Federal Space Program of the Russian Federation. It is aimed at the research of the Sun from close distances including inner heliosphere and solution of the problems of solar corona heating, acceleration of the solar wind, origin of the solar flares and coronal mass ejections.


The spacecraft and accommodation of the scientific devices on it are developing by S.A.Lavochkina Research-and-Production Association. SC will have the thermal shield for the protection of the scientific instrumentation and service systems against heating by the sunlight. «Souyz-2» carrier rocket with the upper-stage rocket "Frigate " is supposed be used for the launch.